This issue definitely brings a larger question into the picture. Can Captains be changed in between the tournaments? There would have been no issues had Mahela Jayawardene been injured or for some other reason not taken the field. But, it was not the case with Mahela playing in the starting 11 and top scoring with 42 runs for Sri Lanka.
The ICC would on all probability look into their code of conduct only after the tournament gets over. Ghavri says, “After the tournament, the rules should be changed (same captain for the entire championship).” Jayawardene is expected to return as the skipper of the Sri Lankan team, when they face Pakistan in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The fielding side has to finish its quota of 20 overs within 80 minutes. Some teams do face problems with it, but one cannot think of such kind of stance - changing the captain taken place in its history. With the balls been thrashed all over the park by batsmen and some team meetings in between a game, it makes life difficult for captains. But, discipline has to be followed in cricket. Ghavri adds, “Other teams are doing it (completing their quota within time), why cannot Sri Lanka do it?
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments
View more jobs