Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday denied allegations levelled by sure media stories, which claimed that among the gamers didn’t absolutely commit themselves or intentionally underperformed within the recently-concluded T20I collection in opposition to South Africa.
“Sri Lanka Cricket has not acquired such a grievance from the ‘crew administration’ in opposition to any participant of the nationwide squad,” mentioned a press release.
The island aspect misplaced the T20I collection 3-0 after being comprehensively crushed in all three matches by their opponents.
Whereas South Africa received the primary T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka by 28 runs, they eased previous the hosts within the second T20I with 9 wickets to spare. Within the third T20I, Sri Lanka have been crushed by ten wickets and suffered a collection whitewash by the hands of the Proteas.
“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to tell you that it was the identical group of gamers who performed within the ODI collection which Sri Lanka received in opposition to South Africa. Sri Lanka not solely received the ODI collection vs South Africa 2 – 1 but in addition gained essential factors and climbed up within the rankings of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League,” added the assertion.
The board additionally requested information organisations to comply with moral journalism forward of subsequent month’s T20 World Cup, beginning on October 17.
“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to request from the respective information organizations, which revealed the false and fabricated information merchandise to comply with moral journalism practices, as such, false reporting will destabilize and scuttle the nationwide crew’s preparations forward of the essential ICC Males’s T20 World Cup,” the assertion mentioned additional.
“Such false reporting may even mentally have an effect on the gamers, who’re displaying dedication and want to rely their presence within the crew, as witnessed within the latest competitions, Sri Lanka performed.”
Sri Lanka are scheduled to tackle their Group A opponents Namibia of their first T20 World Cup encounter in Abu Dhabi, UAE on October 18.