Arjuna Ranatunga
Arjuna Ranatunga. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former Sri Lankan cricketer and minister Arjuna Ranatunga has urged the Lankan gamers on the IPL 2022 to depart the match, and return to their dwelling nation for some time so as to help the general public going by the tough state of affairs. Sri Lanka is witnessing the worst-ever financial disaster, and in consequence, has a shortage of meals and gas which is inflicting a direct impact on the locals.

Lately, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene had penned down their ideas and help for the residents of the nation, requesting the federal government to take fast motion to resolve the state of affairs. The 2 are related to Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians respectively.

“I actually don’t know however there are some cricketers who’re lavishly taking part in within the IPL and haven’t spoken about their nation. Sadly, persons are scared to talk towards the federal government. These cricketers are additionally working for the cricket board underneath the ministry and they’re making an attempt to guard their jobs. However now they need to take a step as a number of the younger cricketers additionally got here ahead and gave statements in help of the protest,” Ranatunga was quoted by NDTV Sports activities.

Ranatunga feels the gamers ought to prioritize their nation over IPL

He additionally felt that the gamers ought to prioritize their nation over IPL with Sri Lanka struggling loads for the time being. The previous World Cup-winning captain additionally added that one ought to have guts to come back ahead and communicate towards the injustice taking place. “When one thing goes fallacious, it’s best to have the center to come back out and communicate towards it, with out serious about what you are promoting.

“Individuals ask me why I’m not within the protests. It’s simply that I’ve been into politics for the final 19 years and this isn’t a political problem. To date, not one of the political events and politicians have gotten into the protests and that’s the largest energy of the folks of this nation,” he added.

Even gamers like Wanindu Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa had come ahead to indicate their help for the locals. The 2 are taking part in for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings respectively.

“I’m positive you all know who’re the gamers, taking part in within the IPL. I don’t wish to point out however I’d need them to depart their job for every week and are available in help of the protests,” mentioned Ranatunga, with out declaring any particular participant.



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