Mohammad Isam, in ESPNcricinfo.com, 3 August 2015, where the title is “Biggest thing for me is the change in players’ mindset – Hathurusingha”
With ODI series wins against Pakistan, India and South Africa in 2015, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha looks at the changes that are helping the side move forward. Following his appointment in May 2014, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha had a crucial role overseeing the side’s World Cup campaign and three successful home series thereafter. On the final day of the second Test against South Africa, which was abandoned due to a wet outfield, Hathurusingha spoke to ESPNcricinfo about the side’s results in the last seven months, the change in the team’s mindset, how he spotted Soumya Sarkar and his future plans for the team.
The last few months have been great for you. How do you feel having coached this side since last year? It gives me great satisfaction at the way the boys responded to the challenges that we had before with us, and then changed the culture we had before, believing in themselves mainly. I was very satisfied as coach.
Michael Roberts, courtesy of island.ckt … http://www.islandcricket.lk/columns/michael_roberts/430430213/talking-cricket-with-michael-de-zoysa-managers-tasks-on-tour
When composing my essay on Russell Arnold in April last I rang Michael de Zoysa in Lanka in order to get some insights. In passing he indicated that he had just submitted his Manager’s Report on the Tour of NZ and Australia. When I met him for an extended chat in Colombo in late May he indicated that the new Interim Board had not sought him out to discuss this assessment or talk cricket. Neither, it seems, have our ‘erstwhile’ reporters.
Michael de Zoysa is a straight talker and is prepared to level criticism at one’s face. He does not wish his report to be buried. As it happens I know him well. So I can affirm that, apart from considerable executive experience in the private sector, he brings to the cricketing table something I totally lack: the ability to read and decipher turf wickets.** Succeeding the late Ranil Abeynaike he has overseen the management of the SSC grounds and its precious wickets for some time. Continue reading
Kumar Dharmasena was a member of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning squad … and may even have a wicket as trophy …. and Yes he served as Umpire in the Finals of the 3015 World Cup at the MCG on 29th March 2015
ONE: New SLC Board: Report courtesy of Wisden India, 3 March 2015 …. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cricketnext/sidath-wettimuny-to-head-sri-lanka-cricket-interim-committee/537284-78.html
Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lankan opener, has been appointed head of a nine-member interim committee to carry out functions of Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee, established by Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lanka’s sports minister, will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until further notice. Prakash Schaffter was appointed secretary of the interim committee while Lucille Wijewardena was made treasurer. Kushil Gunasekara and Kapila Wijewardena were named vice-presidents. Nuzki Mohamed, Prasanna Jayawardena, Jayananda Warnaweera and Duminda Hulangamuwa are the other members. Minister Navin Dissanayake
“I Would have Failed as a Father if my Sons Grew up to be like
Australian Cricketers David Warner, Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner and Brad Haddin,”
Grant Elliott cops a mouthful from Brad Haddin, James Faulkner and substitute Pat Cummins
To Brendon McCullum, the Black Caps and their coaching staff, I want
to say thank you.
My wife and I moved from New Zealand to Africa just under three years
ago to be the directors of an orphanage. While it was never our plan
(my idea was to devote several years to something good and then come
home and get on with my own life plan), because of the need where we
are, we ended up taking a baby into our home.
Andrew Ramsay, 9 March 2015, courtesy of CRICKET.COM.AU where the title is “The Six Moments that Mattered,” http://www.cricket.com.au/news/five-memorable-moments-australia-sri-lanka-scg-cricket-world-cup-andrew-ramsey/2015-03-09
A costly catch, a golden innings and a clash of titans headline the memorable moments from the SCG. In bald terms, Australia’s 64-run victory that pushes them ahead of Sri Lanka on the Pool A points table and eases concerns about a potentially awkward quarter-final match-up would appear emphatically conclusive. But for all the imposing size of their total of 376 and the contributions of most batsmen, the Australians received more than the occasional scare as Sri Lanka took turns to pummel one of the competition’s best credentialed bowling attacks.
Here’s a handful of memorable moments from a hugely entertaining hit-out. Continue reading