Pothas says there are 'too many cooks' in Sri Lanka cricket    AFP
Pothas says there are ‘too many cooks’ in Sri Lanka cricket AFP

Nothing is going right for Sri Lanka, as after their disappointment from the Zimbabwe debacle follows to the India series. The hosts have lost three Tests and the opening One-Day International (ODI) to India so far, and are finding it hard to seek positives out of their performances. While the cricketers have not been able to produce heroics like their predecessors did, interim coach Nic Pothas believes it is more than just the players poor show. Pothas, who took over after Graham Ford ended his terms with the team, has come out in public to blame the outsiders who are interfering in Sri Lanka s cricket for the drubbing. READ: Nic Pothas blames Sri Lanka batsmen for embarrassing 9-wicket loss at Dambulla

“You do get angry – to say ‘too many cooks’ is probably accurate. You get frustrated. Am I angry with the players? Absolutely not. The players work as hard as anyone can ask of them. They’ve been superb. Support staff have been out of this world. Brilliant. They work endless hours with planning and helping the boys. You can’t fault anyone within that changing room, AFP quoted Pothas. He also slammed the Sanath Jayasuriya-led selection committee. “When you get consistency within a team of players, you will see improvements in performance. When we’re getting new players every game, it gets very difficult from a confidence point of view. From the player’s point of view it’s very difficult. It’s difficult for us – the coaching staff – to create a strategy.

If we were left alone and you could work with this group of players, you could get some stability and consistency over a period of six months. You d see massive improvements. These are seriously gifted players. You give them a little bit of time you give them a little bit of love, a little bit of care, and build-up that confidence, you ll see results quick.