Lokuge to use big stick

  • 22 Sep 2008 23:03:04 GMT

    I think Arjuna did a wrong thing by giving bad example to protect his brother in law Marvan. If other civilized countries ban these players (even Bangladesh imposed 10 year ban for their players who signed contract to play with this league) why we deviate from this. I thing minister Lokuge will interfere with this and change Arjuna`s decision soon. Any how Lokuge is not good with Arjuna.

  • 23 Sep 2008 15:54:14 GMT

    Politicians should stay away from sports governing bodies.

  • 24 Sep 2008 06:37:47 GMT

    This mandele kachal between the minister & arjuna must see an end...... both are political idiots, their stupid actions will do more harm to our cricket......

  • 24 Sep 2008 08:49:36 GMT

    [Sports Ministry allows ICL players participation in SL domestic cricket

    Following a meeting with the officials of the Sri Lankan cricket board, Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge upheld Sri Lanka Cricket`s decision to allow Sri Lankan cricketers, who had taken part in the rebel Indian Cricket League, to play club cricket. Lokuge met cricket officials at the Sports Ministry yesterday and agreed to lift the ban that had been imposed by the previous cricket administration on five players and an umpire.]

    More details

    http://www.island.lk/2008/09/24/sports12.html

    With the ban representing the country still in place, the players will have to decide between the financial aspect of ICL or wait to get into the national side.

    Whatever, players who are ignored by the selector`s now have a way to earn a good living with ICL.

  • 24 Sep 2008 09:50:42 GMT

    At last the Minister has learn the depth of the issue....players should allow to play or get involved in Cricket as each can induce a Important part to Lankan Cricket.

    If players are not selected for national level...then they can turn IPL or any other.

    Freedom is the best at any theater.

    One Example Tony Opatha a Rebel Cricketer who toured SA and got banned..but he is the Cricketing Adviser to H.E.

    Arjuna is bit hard and prompt..which alarms sections and media to pour in...which should be learn by all involves,to get the best for Sri Lankan Cricket.

  • 24 Sep 2008 12:19:41 GMT

    Zaha,

    Arjuna is a good cricketer who brought glory to Sri Lanka but je is not suitable to be the Board President. It will only undo the yeoman services he rendered to Sri Lanka cricket.

    He must play some other role, like chinese role or cutlet role.

  • 9 Oct 2008 10:59:12 GMT

    The minister had better make sure that the `big stick` doesn`t get stuck into one of his bodily orifices !