Former Sri Lanka skipper and World Cup winner Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday said that he is disgusted at the way the Sri Lankan cricket is administered and he has stopped watching the national team playing cricket.Also Read - SL vs IND 2021: Second T20I Postponed After Krunal Pandya Tests Positive For Covid-19
According to a Sri Lanka daily ‘Ceylon Today’, Ranatunga was quoted as saying, “Sri Lanka Cricket and the manner in which it is being administered and managed is so disgusting that I don’t watch our national cricket anymore.” Also Read - I Think India Can Pick Two More Teams And Win Any Tournament in World: Hardik Pandya
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However, Ranatunga said he preferred watching the recent England-South Africa Test series, which England is leading 2-1 with the fourth Test scheduled to start from August 4.
Ranatunga, who played 93 Tests scoring 5,105 runs, and 269 ODIs accumulating 7,456 runs, said cricketers and cricket administrators were more worried about earnings, foreign trips and perks rather than commitment of winning for the country.
The 52-year-old said he would be writing to the president Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe about the need for the reinstatement of the Interim Committee to manage Sri Lanka Cricket.
With inputs from agencies.