ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SRI LANKA
It’s another game in another park. Bygones are bygones and get on with a game anew while West Indians boastfully speak of a three zero black wash is in the making. Over confidence can cause balloons to bust?
An ultra Sri Lankan supporter for any national cause, was fancifully identified by the ICC policeman belonging to a ‘casino crowd’ with threats uttered of an ouster stripped of the press pass (who cares but file action by way of damages) by a white disciplinarian, long departed from Trinidad after having distanced our boys from the visiting supporters from the USA and Canada. Mustapha O! Mustapha, is it not time for you to smother the shoulder of Guru or Haturu waiting for the comfort zone with the appearance and disappearance of a white peril… leaving instructions that affects our state of play? Mr. Competent Authority you cannot bolt the door to fall asleep?
Team management seems crippled not knowing what to do next with a Competent Authority fiddling; came out of jail unhurt prepared to help the team if sought while the competent authority was being photographed watched over by his beloveds. Such is the game in this island in the sun.
Hardly knew St Lucia was another sovereign state in the Caribbean Islands till filling forms to seek an arrival visa. A small particle in a group of islands known as the Windward Islands where St Lucia’s contribution to cricket came in the form of Darrel Sammy the man who won the World Cup in 20/20 in Colombo. He is the only regular test player from St Lucia from the time cricket was played in the West Indies from the year 1930 and rightfully has the stadium in the capital Rogers Bay named after him. Windies are amused we have four cricket stadiums named after politicians - Premadasa, Rajapakse, Moonekulama and Tyronne Fernando. Why is public opinion so negative when such giants as C. Ivers Gunasekera, Arjuna Ranatunga, Arvinda de Silva and Muttiaha Muralitharan are sidelined while the pansies ride the showboat using public building blocks to enhance their private egos!