Arjuna blames corrupt officials for sorry plight of cricket
Former national captain Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed corruption in cricket administration for the sorry plight of the game in Sri Lanka.
Corrupt cricket officials continue to hold office and play their old game, while the country has even been made to qualify for the next T20 world cup, he said.
Ranatunga, whose birthday falls today (01), was speaking to the media after paying homage at Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
A majority of the corrupt officials in cricket is either relations or close friends of the successive sports ministers and they go unpunished, he charged.
Cricket has now become a money-minded game, with only the Lanka Premier League being organized while halting other major national sporting events, Ranatunga pointed out.
He added that his call to the incumbent sports minister to conduct a proper audit into the LPL was yet to be heeded.