Colombo, April 1: The World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga today slammed the local cricket administration for the “sorry state of the game” in the country.Also Read - SL vs IND 2021 | This Indian Team Can Even Beat Virat Kohli's Men: Virender Sehwag Slams Arjuna Ranatunga
“The game has gone under bookies and other questionable characters,” Ranatunga said. Also Read - SL vs IND 2021: Will be Surprised if Sri Lanka Gets One Win Against This Indian Team, Says Sanjay Manjrekar
“I am hoping to meet the President and the Prime Minister soon to brief them”, Ranatunga who is also the current Ports and Shipping Minister told reporters.(ALSO READ: Sri Lanka Cricket Team to get $1 mn bonus if they lift ICC Cricket World Cup 2015). Also Read - Arjuna Ranatunga Just Wants to be in The Limelight: Danish Kaneria Slams Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Over His Comments on Shikhar Dhawan
He was critical of the action to replace the selection committee after the original committee had picked the World T20 squad.He appeared to target the current Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala, also the current Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Ranatunga was among the candidates whom Sumathipala defeated at the SLC election held in January. He urged the sacking of the SLC administration to be replaced by an interim committee.