MALINGA IN SPOT OF BOTHER
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry by Sri Lanka Cricket for comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the board announced yesterday. Malinga twice broke rules by making statements to the media, SLC said in a statement. Sri Lanka sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had castigated the players for being overweight soon after Sri Lanka failed to reach the semi-finals at the recently concluded Champions Trophy in England. Malinga responded by saying the players knew best about the game and likened the minister to a monkey occupying a parrots’ nest. Meanwhile, fielding coach Nic Pothas was named interim coach until a replacement was found for Graham Ford, who prematurely ended his contract last week in his second stint.