Jun 16, 2018

Advisory committee, a waste of time - Sanga

Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer - Kumar Sangakkara too, has declined the invitation made join a advisory committee of past national players, based on his past experience in a similar committee, which he served after being invited by the former sports minister.

Sanga joins the ranks of Mahela Jayawardena, Muttiah Muralitharan and Roshan Mahanama who had also declined the offer.

In his letter addressed to Sports minister Faiszer Musthapha, Sangakkaara says," I spent over 6 months on that particular advisory committee and found it to be an abject waste of time as none of our recommendations were implemented or heeded."

"I firmly believe what is needed for SLC is not temporary band-aids and short term quick fixes, but lasting and permanent change."

He also notes that many cricketers and administrators would not come forward as they have repeatedly felt been used to buy time for political manoeuvring.

However, he notes that he feels sure that the minister would gain the support of him, the larger cricketing fraternity and the public if the minister is capable of establishing 'genuine bona fides' and gain the support of the president, PM and relevant officials to make 'required revisions, changes and amendments to the constitution of SLC and to the Sports Law'.

The full letter is as follows :


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