Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah for ruining Sri Lankan cricket following their debacle in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
“Because of the connection between SLC officials and Jay Shah, they (the BCCI) are under the impression that they can trample on and control SLC,” Arjuna Ranatunga was quoted by the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror.
“Jay Shah is running Sri Lanka Cricket. SLC is being ruined because of pressure from Jay Shah. One man in India is ruining Sri Lankan cricket,” said Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain.Ranatunga added that the connection between SLC officials and Jay Shah has given the BCCI the impression that they can control and dominate SLC
. He also emphasized that Jay Shah’s power is because of his father, Amit Shah, who is India’s Home Minister.
“He is only powerful because of his father, who is India’s home Minister.”