A part of Kumar Sangakkar's speech at lords made extra impact for Sri Lanka Cricket officials. Sport minister requested a special report about the lecture speech on following day.
Kumar Sangakkara Described the story Sri Lankan cricket A to Z for international community. Kumar Sangakkara received a standing ovation at the Home of Cricket, when he stunned the audience during the 11th MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on Monday for His speech.
Master of ceremonies Mark Nicholas said, "You are a hard act to follow, sir. Many congratulations. We are all struck by the immense pride you have in your land and of your people and we are humbled by your brilliance of your language and your use of it."
"We are struck by your messages. Archbishop Desmond Tutu received a standing ovation and you have matched it."
"His speech at Lord's should serve as a wake-up call to administrators to use the game to serve people, and not for selfish gains" "He has made the most important speech in cricket history. Brushing aside the twin temptations of romance and sentiment, the erudite Sri Lankan has dared to confront the truths about cricket in his country. Along the way he struck many meaty blows on the game's behalf. His discourse was nothing less than a challenge to cricket to set higher standards for itself, to reject jealousy, pettiness and greed, and to become part of the enlightenment"- Peter Roebuck is a former captain of Somerset and the author, most recently, of In It to Win It
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