Pramodya Wickramasinghe, ousted after a significant defeat in the tournament, addressed the media, shedding light on what he perceives as a serious conspiracy affecting cricket’s performance. He revealed that Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva circulated his email message, which was sent to the national sports team staff and selection committee members.
Wickramasinghe outlined his requests and recommendations to the Sri Lanka Cricket High-Performance Center, focusing on areas crucial for developing young players—physical fitness, player development programs, and various skill systems. He emphasized that Sri Lanka Cricket officials ignored these issues until the 19th of the last month when he sent the email.
As a member of the National Understanding Committee, Wickramasinghe continuously stressed the importance of addressing these areas. However, he expressed disappointment that the responsible authorities have seemingly overlooked these concerns.
Looking to the future development of Sri Lankan cricket, Wickramasinghe urged Mahela Jayawardena’s High-Performance Center to concentrate on batting, spin, and fast-bowling reserves post the World Cup. In his email, he warned that the future of Sri Lanka cricket could be bleak without the implementation of necessary programs.
Wickramasinghe also expressed disappointment as a national selector, stating that Sri Lanka Cricket’s High-Performance Center has requested input from him and the selection committee, but the organization has omitted their suggestions.
The provided images display excerpts from Pramodya Wickramasinghe’s email, addressing his concerns and recommendations for the improvement of Sri Lankan cricket.