Former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews feels he has been personally blamed for their early exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old has threatened to retire from white ball cricket after he was removed as Sri Lankan skipper for both the ODI’s and the Twenty20 sides on Sunday.
The side which was led by Mathews lost to both Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup and have been dumped out of the tournament. Following the decision to sack him, Mathews feels he is being hung out to dry.
“I have been made the scapegoat in this entire saga of Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the Asia Cup,” Mathews said in a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket.
The board said it asked Mathews to step down and allow Dinesh Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka during England’s tour which begins next month, but did not give any reason for the change.