Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga is likely to face an inquiry over his rude behaviour with the media,an official of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday. Malinga,who was approached by the media for comments over the payment dispute which had erupted between the SLC and 23 national players recently,behaved in a rude manner with the media personnel outside the SLC headquarters.
He was seen on a local television reacting in an unwarranted fashion. A Board official said that Malinga’s unruly behaviour will be investigated and the inquiry report would be forwarded to the Executive Committee of SLC.
Samarveera contemplates retirement
Thilan Samaraweera has expressed his desire to retire,Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources said. The 36-year-old right hander,in a letter to the SLC,has informed his decision and was scheduled to meet the national selectors later this evening. Sources close to the batsman said he was disheartened by the treatment meted out to him when he was originally axed from the 20-member squad chosen for the upcoming home Test series against Bangladesh.
He was later included in the squad to replace former captain Mahela Jayawardene,who was going to miss the series through injury. However,he was dropped yesterday from the final 16-member squad,which was announced for the first Test against Bangladesh,starting on Friday in Galle. A veteran of 81 Tests,Samaraweera has amassed 5462 runs at an average of 48.76 and it includes 14 centuries.