Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jayasuriya, Vaas can come in any moment - Aravinda de Silva

Speaking exclusive to Gulf News in an interview, Sri Lanka Cricket's Chairman of the selectors Aravinda de Silva has said that Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas may make a comeback to the national squad anytime as long as they keep themselves fit and keep on paying.

When asked on, How tough was it as a selector to drop your team-mate Jayasuriya. Do you think there is still cricket ahead of him?

Aravinda answered : It was a tough decision to take as he had done so much for the country. He was putting a lot of pressure on him and the team to keep him in the system. However, we haven't put him completely out of the combination for the 2011 World Cup. We need to see how the current players perform and position themselves in the team. Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas are two players who can come in any moment and do the job as long as they keep themselves fit and keep on paying competitive cricket.

De Silva admitted leaving out former teammates Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas from the current squad had been hard, but said: "Whatever decision you take, you have to do the right thing. I can't see any problem as long as you do it with a clear conscience. I'm sure they will accept what I say for the simple reason that I played with them and they know me well enough to know I would do them no injustice."


Jayalal said...

End of World Cup hopes.Death knell of SL cricket. I will bet my bottom dollar that we will not even come to the finals. Cant Aravinda understand that if they play they will be under tremendous pressure to perform. OK other seniors too will want to play till 40 and no chance for youngsters in future.Cant anyone see the writing on the wall? If we fail, there will be no interest in cricket and all the stadiums will be white elephants.

Anonymous said...

It is scary when you hear a selector referring to a persons merit on the basis of "how much they HAVE DONE for the country". That should never ever have any bearing and the only thing that matters is "what they can do for the country today and tomorrow"

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