Sri Lanka has gained only one out of their 4 matches within the match up to now whereas a pair had been washouts.
Former world champions Sri Lanka have managed to achieve 4 factors within the ongoing ICC World Cup, thanks to 2 washed-out video games in opposition to Pakistan and Bangladesh. They’ve solely managed to beat Afghanistan and had been routed by New Zealand. Sri Lanka had been by no means among the many favourites on this version at the same time as semi-finalists, because of their poor type. Nevertheless, the Islanders now have include a critical grievance and that’s about unfair remedy allegedly meted out to them.
The Lankans had been crushed by New Zealand by 10 wickets of their first match of the match in Cardiff on June 1. They’re now set to fulfill Australia of their fifth sport on Saturday on the Oval on what look’s to be one other inexperienced high. Workforce supervisor Asantha de Mel wrote to the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) complaining about the identical however confirmed that he hasn’t obtained a reply from the latter.
“What we’ve came upon is that for the 4 matches we’ve performed up to now at Cardiff and Bristol the ICC has ready a inexperienced pitch, and on the identical venues the place the opposite international locations have performed the pitches are brown and beneficial for prime scoring,” de Mel was quoted as saying by Sri Lanka’s Day by day Information.
“It is a World Cup the place the highest 10 international locations are collaborating and I really feel that each one the individuals must be handled equally.”
Sri Lanka additionally allege unfair remedy by way of amenities
De Mel, a former Sri Lanka cricketer, stated the pitch that was being ready for his or her conflict with the defending champions on the Kennington Oval is inexperienced and he discovered it unfair on a part of the ICC that whereas it’s giving one sort of wicket to some groups, it’s not denying the identical to others. He additionally alleged that Sri Lankans had been being given inadequate variety of apply nets and different amenities which might be being provided to different sides.
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He stated the lodge in Bristol the place the Lankan staff was accommodated had no swimming pool whereas it’s vital for the quick bowlers to loosen up their muscle groups after apply. He stated cricketers of Pakistan and Bangladesh had been given such facility in Bristol. Each video games that Lanka had been presupposed to play in opposition to these two groups in Bristol had been deserted.
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne, although didn’t verify in a pre-match convention whether or not they had filed a grievance or not however stated that they anticipated honest wickets.