Dayasiri insists nothing personal against Malinga

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera today insisted he has no personal rift with fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

He told reporters that Malinga was coerced by the media to make a statement critical of him as a Minister.

Jayasekera also said that he had no objections to Malinga continuing to play for Sri Lanka following an inquiry held yesterday.

Malinga has been given a suspended ban of six months and fined 50% of the match fee of his next ODI appearance, after a disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of breaching his contract.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s decision will have no impact on the fast bowler’s availability for the Zimbabwe series – he was named in the 13-member squad for the first two ODIs. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. Dear Sport Minister,

    You have said that you have no personal rift with fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

    Then If you are a good human being as a Sport Minister you have the right and power to “Pardon” him, and inform SLC drop all the chargers and let him continue to play Malinga, what was happened Malinga has accepted.

    As you mentioned Malinga was coerced by the media to make a statement. media also should understand and they are aware players has no right to make any comment unless get permission with SLC.

    In the other side players also must understand to avoid media’s.

    As a citizen of this country I like to see Malinga is playing without any suspension.

    Good Luck Sri Lanka Cricket!

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