Perth: Sri Lanka vice-captain Angelo Mathews on Tuesday said his side is determined to shrug off issues plaguing his side as they concentrate on exploiting the poor form of the Indians when they open their tri-series campaign, at Perth on Wednesday.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was sacked as captain and Geoff Marsh lost his job as coach after the series in South Africa last month. Mahela Jayawardene once again took over the captaincy and South African Graham Ford was appointed coach. On the financial part, the cricketers have been unpaid for nearly 10 months.
"There have been a few hiccups. It's a bit of an unfortunate situation. We were not consulted (by the Sri Lankan board) on the coach and the captain. But we are here to play cricket. Our job is to concentrate on our cricket and that's all we can do," said Mathews.