Former World Champions Sri Lanka suffered a humiliating defeat by a margin of 302-run against India in their last match of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Following the massive defeat, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked for an ‘urgent and comprehensive explanation’ from the entire coaching staff and selectors.
As per a statement issued by the apex body of Sri Lanka-SLC, the recent defeats were shocking and it raised questions about the team’s preparation, strategies and performance. They believe in transparency and the importance of addressing subject concerns promptly.
“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed its deep concern and disappointment over the performance of the Sri Lanka National Team during the ongoing World Cup 2023, particularly the disappointing loss against India yesterday. In light of these concerns, SLC has called for an urgent and comprehensive explanation from the entire coaching staff and Selectors,” the statement issued by SLC read.
“The recent overall performance and shocking defeats have raised significant questions about the team’s preparation, strategies and performance. SLC management never interfered with the hired professional staff to carry out their duties and responsibilities as per the norms and regulations. However, SLC firmly believes in accountability, transparency and the importance of addressing subject concerns promptly,” it further read.
Well, apart from the dismal performances in the ongoing mega event, Sri Lanka have also been suffering with injury problems.