Monday, January 18, 2016

One captain for all 3 formats - Sri Lanka to adpot soon

Once again the national cricket team will adopt the one captain policy instead of one captain for the Test and ODIs and a separate captain for the T-20 segments. In all possibility this change would happen before the Lankan team tours India for a short three T-20 match series from February 6 to 16.

A spokesman for SLC told the Sunday Times "Yes, we have taken a decision on these lines, but, still we have not got the executive committee sanction for it. " The spokesman said "We do not see any special reason that we should have a separate captain for the T-20 segment. If the national captain is good enough to lead the other two segments why shouldn't he captain the T-20 team also?"
In February 2014, when Angelo Mathews was named to succeed Mahela Jayawardena in his second coming as the national captain, Dinesh Chandimal was named the captain of the T-20 segment. However just prior to the T-20 World Cup that was played in Sri Lanka in Bangladesh in 2014, Chandimal who faced a sudden slump in his batting form was dropped and fast bowler Lasith Malinga was named as stop-gap captain.
In the last T-20 series which Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand 2-0 Chandimal was named as captain after Malinga was out of the series through injury. Meanwhile the much flaunted Zonal Tournament would be stillborn barring the Zonal T-20 tournament which already is in the pipeline.
At the end of the Premier League 3 day tournament, the Super league which was to be played for the duration of only three days would be extended for four days, thus shelving the zonal tournament.

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