MALINGA IN SPOT OF BOTHER

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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.

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