SLC using Jonty as cat’s paw


Some cricket bigwigs seem to be using world’s greatest fielder Jonty Rhodes as cat’s paw to achieve their goals. Media covering Rhodes’ press conference at R. Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday were taken aback when the former South African great singled out a certain Sri Lankan cricketer for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.

Rhodes, who had been conducting a ten day coaching clinic on fielding to the national team and various development squads, went out of his way to recommend the particular player as a firm candidate for the series against Pakistan. This player, however, hasn’t featured in a Test Match for eight years now. Many suspect that Rhodes was told to promote the case of this particular player, who has raised many eyebrows due to the repeated opportunities he has got without justifying his place in the side.

The 34-year-old batsman has been in and out of the national cricket team without ever cementing his place. However, many other deserving cases had been dumped following a couple of failures.

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