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Ranatunga slams Lanka cricket administration

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

The World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga today slammed the local cricket administration for the "sorry state of the game" in the country.

"The game has gone under bookies and other questionable characters," Ranatunga said.

"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.

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 Cricket (SLC) Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala, also the current Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Ranatunga was among the candidates whom Sumathipala defeated at the SLC held in January.

He urged the sacking of the SLC administration to be replaced by an interim committee.

First Published: Fri, April 01 2016. 19:33 IST