The chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has taken responsibility for Sri Lanka’s 0-5 thrashing in India following the sudden decision to make the tour.
Jayasuriya, who is the Deputy Minister of Sports, was addressing the Parliament on the Sports Ministry’s budgetary allocations.“There is no need to blame the Sports Minister and all others, I take the responsibility,” Jayasuriya said.
This was to be the first Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) reaction to the drubbing by India. Jayasuriya, at the outset of the tour, told local media that the selection panel was looking forward to a good showing from fringe players in the Sri Lanka squad ahead of the 2015 World Cup starting in February.
The local media reacted to the disastrous results with screaming headlines such as ‘RIP Sri Lanka Cricket’, ‘Whitewashed’.