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Spirit of Cricket Pannel Discussion – Videos

We earlier published Kumar Sangakkara’s Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture 2011 and you can listen to it here. We also published the full text of Sangakkara’s oration which you can find here –  text of Sangakkara’s speech. Following Spirit of Cricket Codrey lecture 2011, there was a panel discussion. The pannel consisted of former Cricketer and Cricket commentator Michael Holding, England Women’s Cricket team member Clare Connor, Current England Test Captain Andrew Strauss and Former Sri lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara.


There were many interesting facts which were revealed during this discussion and we hope you will enjoy watching these videos of Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture panel discussion. We will be publishing video of Kumar’s speech soon.

Kumar Sangakkara’s speech at Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture have been highly acclaimed by Sri lankan Cricket fans and It was given a major publicity in every national news paper. Specially Sangakkara’s brave comments on politicization of Cricket administration were accepted by almost every cricket fans of the island.

Video 01 : England Test captain Andrew Strauss and Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sakgakkara discuss the use of the Decision Review System in cricket.

Video 02 : Sangakkara Discuss about Muttiah Muralitharan and how Murali coped up the “No ball Calls”.

Video 03 : Kumar Sangakkara discusses the IPL, cricket’s business model and the future of Test cricket.

Video 04 : The 2011 Cowdrey Lecture Panel discuss their cricketing heroes and Sangakkara describes Rahul Dravid’s admiration for Brian Lara.
“Rahul Dravid recognizes Brian Lara as a better player than Sachin Tendulkar” – Kumar Sangakkara

Video 05 : Michael Holding criticizes India’s stance towards the DRS and describes the circumstances behind him leaving the ICC Cricket Committee.
“I do not know why India does not want to use DRS” – Michael Holding.

Video 06 :Clare Connor discusses her early experiences of playing cricket and the opportunities available for women cricketers today.
Clare Joanne Connor is an English Women’s Cricket team member. She is an all rounder who bowls slow left arm spin and bats right handed. Clare was selected to England One Day International team in 1995 and played her firt Test match in the same year. Her hat-trick in 1999 against India is one of her remarkable performance. Clare Connor captained the Engalnad team from 2000 to 2006. She retired from International cricket in 2006.

Clare was awarded the “Member of the Order of the British Empire in June 2004 and the “Officer of the order of the British Empire” in February 2006.

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