Sri Lanka launching an investigation into recent defeats

Vastavam web: Sri Lanka is launching an investigation into the woeful state of cricket on the island, the sports minister said today, amid a string of humiliating losses and calls for an administrative overhaul.Dayasiri Jayasekera said he was inviting former administrators, players, sports experts and journalists to brainstorm ideas about how to revive the game, beloved in Sri Lanka.”I am hoping to get all these experts at a single forum and thrash out issues,” Jayasekera told.

He has rejected a suggested clear-out of the cricket board, an idea pushed aggressively by former World Cup winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga following this month’s 3-0 Test whitewash against India on home soil.That compounded the misery for the national side after they suffered a humiliating ODI home series defeat against bottom-ranked Zimbabwe and bowed out early from the Champions Trophy in England.Ranatunga, who wanted a key role in the administration, was defeated at those elections.