Pramodaya Wickramasinghe, the chief selector, claimed on Friday that Sri Lanka’s appalling performance at the ongoing ODI World Cup was the product “of a conspiracy from outside”. After losing to New Zealand in Bengaluru by five wickets in their final group stage match. The Sri Lanka cricket team left India early on Friday morning. When asked why the team did poorly, Wickramasingha—a member of the 1996 World Cup winning squad—said. “Give me two days to tell you everything about it.” This was the outcome of an external conspiracy.
“It is very sad, I am taking responsibility,” he told reporters at the airport.
Sri Lankas performance in this world cup is very poor.
Sri Lanka currently occupies the seventh position in the table, having garnered four points from Nine matches. Their record comprises two victories and seven defeats. For Sri Lanka to secure a spot in the coveted fourth position. Which was their worst performance since 1992.
A string of injuries dogged the former champions, necessitating the addition of players beyond the original roster. A mid-tournament captaincy change resulted from that as well.
They were all out for 56 in their disastrous match against India, which caused a backlash at home.
The crisis was exacerbate when the sports minister dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). The organization’s governing body, which was later reinstate by the court of appeals.
The resignation of the SLC’s management was called for in a joint government and opposition resolution passed by parliament on Thursday.
Divided over the minister’s decision to remove the Sri Lanka Cricket board of management, the government released a report proposing a new constitution for the governing body that would include a new voting system for the appointment of office bearers.