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Asia Cup Debacle: None play for country


Sri Lanka made an inglorious exit at the Asia Cup held in Abu Dhabi, losing even to the lowly (but fast coming up) Afghanistan. The way our players performed in both matches was atrocious, to say the least. As batsmen they were weak-kneed and fielding was equally incompetent. No amount of changing pillows, like having a new coach, has helped our team. Cricket is the only game that most Sri Lankans enjoy, and the team and management have brought humiliation to the cricket lovers in particular, and the whole population in general. We have won the Asia Cup five times previously, as much as India, and this is a bit too much for all cricket lovers to swallow.Read More...

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