Arjuna Ranatunga: The Board has sought damages of 2 billion from the former captain who won the World Cup

Pankaj Prasad
Arjuna Ranatunga
Arjuna Ranatunga

Arjun Ranatunga has been accused by the board of making false and derogatory statements by the cricketer.

The troubles of former Sri Lankan veteran cricketer and captain Arjuna Ranatunga have increased. Sri Lanka Cricket Board has sought damages of Rs 2 billion from him.

Why Sri Lanka Cricket Board sought damages of Rs 2 billion from Ranatunga, what is the allegation

In fact, the board has accused the legendary cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga, who won the World Cup for Sri Lanka, that the cricketer has made a false and derogatory statement. SLC said, a letter of demand of Rs 2 billion has been sent to the new President of the National Sports Council, Arjuna Ranatunga. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board said in its statement, Ranatunga had made a false and derogatory statement in a recent interview, for which an emergency meeting of the Board Executive Committee was called. In which a decision was taken to take legal action against the former captain. The board said, Ranatunga spoke deliberately, with malicious intent, which has damaged the image of the board.

Arjuna Ranatunga won the World Cup for Sri Lanka, entered politics after retirement

Arjuna Ranatunga led Sri Lanka to the ICC ODI World Cup. Ranatunga played the best innings and won the World Cup for Sri Lanka in 1996. Ranatunga played 93 Tests and 269 ODIs for Sri Lanka. In which a total of 5105 runs were scored in Tests with the help of 4 centuries and 38 half-centuries. While scoring a total of 7456 runs in ODIs with the help of 4 centuries and 49 half-centuries. After retiring from international cricket in 2000, Ranatunga entered politics in 2001. From 2015 to 2019, Ranatunga was also the minister.

Ranatunga is known for his harsh remarks

Sri Lanka's legendary cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga is known for his tough statements. Regarding the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, he had called upon the cricketers of his country to join the protest for a week except IPL 2022. Apart from this, he had said on the poor performance of Sri Lanka that if he was the captain of the team, he would have slapped the players three-four. In fact, when the Sri Lankan team went on a tour of England during the Corona period, at that time Kusal Mendis, opener Danushka Gunathilaka and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella were seen breaking the bio bubble and roaming the streets. After which the three players were sent back to the country after taking action. The Sri Lankan team did not win a single match in his tour.