Don’t harm mentality of cricket players-NR

2021-03-04 at 13:40

Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa has requested fans of Sri Lanka Cricket to act in a manner that does not harm the mentality of players.

Speaking to media the Minister said a committee has been appointed to overlook issues within the sport and table recommendations.

Minister Rajapaksa said he cannot build fitness within the national squad overnight.

Therefore, he requested all Sri Lankans, spectators and individuals trying to politicise the sport, to grant the Sports Ministry more time.

Minister Rajapaksa assured that propositions put forth by the committee are currently being implemented within the sport.

He noted individuals who were dissatisfied by the team’s performance during games, must act in a manner that does not harm the mentality of players.

The Sports Minister assured they are taking steps to amend the style of management, adding that players who fail to meet fitness requirements are dropped from the team despite seniority.

He also stressed that discipline will be a key factor that will be instilled within Lankan athletes.