Players today respect money too much: Arjuna Ranatunga

The former Sri Lankan skipper opened up frankly. "Twenty20 cricket is obviously here to stay. You need to have a balance. I am not saying T20 should be gone. T20 has to be there because that is the entertainment people like, it's another format through which you can take this game into new countries," he said.

updated: March 15, 2013 18:11 IST
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Bangalore: It's been a decade since Arjuna Ranatunga retired from international cricket, but his passion for the game has not dimmed with the passage of time. An active Sri Lankan Member of Parliament and a prominent leader of the Opposition, Sri Lanka's only World Cup-winning captain still follows cricket with great interest and has strong views on where the game is headed.

In Bangalore recently as part of a Sri Lankan Tourism delegation, Ranatunga made time to speak to Wisden India on a wide range of issues. Excerpts:

The outcome of the Chennai Test notwithstanding, what's your take on Test cricket as far as the top three subcontinent teams are concerned?

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