Sri Lanka manager downplays Chandimal's 'sorcerer' comment

Last month Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal had reportedly said that he had received special blessings from a ‘myeni’ ahead of the two-match Test series against Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the series 2-0.

Dinesh Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka in a three Test series against India.   -  AFP

Sri Lankan cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha on Wednesday downplayed captain Dinesh Chandimal's comments about seeking the blessings of a ‘meyni’ (sorcerer) before the Pakistan series.

Last month Chandimal had reportedly said that he had received special blessings from a ‘myeni’ ahead of the two-match Test series against Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the series 2-0.

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Fielding a question meant for Chandimal here, Gurusinha, a former international cricketer, said, “He (Chandimal) has answered some questions back there. In cricket, you got to get out there and perform on the field... That's the way the Sri Lankan team believes. Yes, we have our own religious beliefs like all of your. But at the end of the day, you go there and just play."

The India-Sri Lanka series starts with a Test at the Eden gardens here on November 16.

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