Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has thrashed Sri Lanka following their Test series whitewash against India. Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the hammering and blamed the country’s cricket board for the same.Also Read - Shikhar Dhawan Set to Miss Remainder of Series After Being Termed Close Contact With Krunal Pandya: Report
Sri Lanka, who is hosting India, had to face a humiliating 0-3 whitewash against Virat Kohli led-side in the three-Test series and thus have been drawing flak both from former cricketers and fans. “Sri Lanka cricket is going through the worst period,” Sport24 quoted Ranatunga as saying in Colombo. Also Read - Sunil Gavaskar Names 2 Players Who Can do All-Rounder's Job & Replace Hardik Pandya in Team India
“You can’t blame only the players, they are demoralised. It is the fault of the management,” he added. Also Check: Sri Lanka Name Squad For ODIs, T20I Against India; Upul Tharanga to Lead Also Read - Ramiz Raja Feels Nothing Can Harm 360-Degree Suryakumar Yadav
The former skipper also renewed call for the sacking of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief Thilanga Sumathipala and also urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to investigate management at the board.
The 53-year-old has earlier said that there was no “proper discipline” in the national side, which had suffered a string of humiliating home defeats in recent months, including the series loss against minnows Zimbabwe.
“We don’t have selectors with a backbone,” Ranatunga said while referring to the panel headed by Sanath Jayasuriya.
Sri Lanka will now face Virat Kohli’s men in the five match ODI series beginning Sunday at Dambulla. The two teams will also lock horns in a lone T20I to be played on September 6. (With Agencies inputs)