Malinga blames Ranatunga-led board for injury

Updated: 27 April 2011 01:24 IST

Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga on Tuesday, blamed the country's cricket administration led by the former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for aggravating his knee injury that forced him to retire from Test cricket.

Malinga blames Ranatunga-led board for injury
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Colombo:

Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga on Tuesday, blamed the country's cricket administration led by the former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for aggravating his knee injury that forced him to retire from Test cricket.

Without naming Ranatunga he said,"The 2008 interim committee did not care for my well being," Malinga said adding that due to his knee injury he could not even climb the stairs of his house.

He didn't hide his displeasure at being treated shabbily by the 2008 interim committee. "I was offered a basic contract when I deserved better."

As Ranatunga led the committee, it is well understood that Malinga's grievance is pointed towards whom.

"My knees are getting weaker," Malinga said explaining his decision to quit playing Test cricket.

He was addressing reporters here having returned from playing in the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. He will rejoin Sachin Tendulkar's team on Thursday.

Topics : Cricket Lasith Malinga Arjuna Ranatunga
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