Poor show in WC: SLC calls for urgent explanation from selectors & coaching staff

Poor show in WC: SLC calls for urgent explanation from selectors & coaching staff

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Source : newswire

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed concern and disappointment over the performance of the Sri Lanka national team during the ongoing World Cup 2023, particularly the disappointing loss against India yesterday. 

Issuing a statement, the SLC said in light of these concerns, it has called for an urgent and comprehensive explanation from the entire coaching staff and Selectors.

“The World Cup 2023 is a prestigious event and the performance of the Sri Lanka National Team is a source of immense pride for the nation and cricket fans around the world. However, the recent overall performance and shocking defeats have raised significant questions about the team’s preparation, strategies and performance.

“The SLC management never interfered with the hired professional staff to carry out their duties and responsibilities as per the norms and regulations. However, SLC firmly believes in accountability, transparency and the importance of addressing subject concerns promptly. The call for an explanation from the entire coaching staff is aimed at understanding the reasons behind the team’s disappointing performance and identifying areas for improvement,” it said. 

The SLC further said the coaching staff and the selectors have been asked to address several key points, including:

  1. Strategy and Preparation: Providing insights into the team’s strategy, preparation and tactical decisions during the matches.
  2. Team Selection: Justifying player selections for each match and explaining any changes made to the playing XI.
  3. Player Performance: Assessing individual and team performance, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, and addressing any injuries or fitness concerns.
  4. Post-Match Analysis: Sharing post-match analyses conducted by the coaching team and explaining key takeaways.

Stating that it understands that losses are a part of sports, the SLC said, however, the recent defeats have been particularly disheartening. 

“The organization aims to open a constructive dialogue to identify areas for improvement and ensure a more competitive showing in future matches,” it said.

The SLC added that it expects a prompt and comprehensive response from the coaching staff demonstrating a strong commitment to enhance the team’s performance in the remaining matches of the World Cup 2023 and future competitions. (NewsWire)

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