Sri Lanka legend Sanath Jayasuriya on Tuesday defended the selection of Pallekele as one of many venues for the continuing Asia Cup, saying town has witnessed “uncommon climate” up to now few days.
The organisers have are available in for criticism for selecting Sri Lanka because the co-host for the Asia Cup and never the UAE, with the second half of India’s contest towards Pakistan being washed out and the match towards Nepal being truncated owing to rain.
Jayasuriya informed PTI in an unique interplay that whereas he recollects enjoying cricket again residence within the month of September, town of Pallekele was not anticipated to get such rains.
“I believe we did, I can’t bear in mind. I performed very long time in the past; we might have performed within the months of August and September,” mentioned Jayasuriya, who got here for the trailer launch of his Sri Lanka teammate Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic ‘800’.
“We by no means anticipated this type of climate. Usually, in Pallekele, it’s a dry zone you don’t get a lot rains and it is just seasonal rains. In Pallekele, you don’t get uncommon climate. We can’t assist,” Jayasuriya added.
Jayasuriya mentioned India have a balanced aspect within the Asia Cup and their top-order’s wrestle towards Pakistan’s tempo battery is to not be panicked about.
“They’re an excellent Indian staff. Sadly within the Asia Cup (match) it obtained rained off towards Pakistan. Even yesterday’s recreation (towards Nepal) was principally rained off, however they’ve a balanced staff,” he mentioned.
“This stuff occur in cricket there are days when you’ll not get runs and there are days when you’ll. I don’t assume anyone ought to panic about it a lot. This Indian aspect is nice,” Jayasuriya mentioned.
The previous captain additionally backed Sri Lanka to excel within the coming assignments.
“They’re enjoying effectively within the Asia Cup and even towards Afghanistan they’ve performed effectively. They should proceed performing throughout this event in order that they get extra confidence,” Jayasuriya mentioned.
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