Mar 20, 2017

Bad fielding blamed for Test loss Featured

Critics mainly attribute bad fielding to Sri Lanka’s loss in the second Test against Bangladesh in Colombo.

This is despite the team’s having four fielding coaches in addition to a high performance manager who are paid millions of rupees to keep the team in the best of shape in all spheres.

According to reports reaching Sri Lanka Mirror, the fielding coach for this particular game was Manoj.

Nick Pothas, whom head coach Graham Ford wanted as a foreign fielding coach, is presently training the under-19 teach.

Nuwan Seneviratne alias Bawwa, who has earned notoriety for grabbing a female employee of R. Premadasa stadium by her collar and threatening selector and ex-coach Romesh Kaluwitharana, has been removed as a fielding coach.

The team does not obtain the services of internationally acclaimed fielding coach Upul Chandana who remains sidelined.

High performance manager is on vacation

Meanwhile, high performance manager Simon Willis is on a two-week vacation in England to celebrate his birthday, while the national team is on a Test series.

Last December too, when Sri Lanka played South Africa, the fielding coach had been sent to train the under-19 team.

Concerned by the team’s lacklustre performance, ex-sports minister Navin Dissanayake, in a facebook posting, has asked Sri Lanka Cricket officials and their massive ego to rethink.