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Cricket icon Aravinda de Silva urges unity in Sri Lankan Cricket, discourages blame game

Colombo (LNW): Sri Lankan cricket legend Aravinda de Silva who was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame alongside Diana Edulji and Virender Sehwag returned to Sri Lanka after the prestigious ceremony.

The three icons were inducted as numbers 110, 111, and 112, respectively, into the ICC Hall of Fame, which recognises cricket’s greatest international players.

Silva, known for his pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s 1996 Cricket World Cup triumph, celebrated the achievement upon his return to the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Speaking to the reporters, he expressed delight and optimism about the revival of Sri Lankan cricket. Silva emphasised the need for unity, a long-term action plan, and overcoming ego and blame games for the sport’s improvement.

Regarding the current national team’s struggles, he highlighted the importance of support and proper guidance to overcome challenges, concluding with a call for dialogue between Sri Lanka Cricket and the ICC to resolve the imposed suspension.

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