Farveez Maharoof Apologizes on air For ‘insensitive’ comment

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Farveez Maharoof, former controversial all-rounder, Saturday tendered unconditional apology on air during ongoing second test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for his religious insensitive comment yesterday (April 30).

A U19 manager turned junior selector Maharoof recently debuted as TV commentator during Sri Lanka’s first test against Bangladesh In Pallekele.

Yesterday, during the second day of the 2nd test, Maharoof, along with former Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail started talking about country’s schools rugby, while highlighting a leading catholic school’s decision to give scholarships to young talented boys from other schools.

Cricket Age understand that Maharoof’s insensitive comments hurt School authorities sentiments big time. Merely within few hours it created a turmoil in Sri Lanka cricket , as Maharoof was accused of spreading religious disharmony.

“He had no other option, but to Apologizes for his nonsense comment, as the matter went at highest level” an expert at Sri Lanka Cricket told Cricket Age.  

At presently, apart from doing commentary in the ongoing Sri Lanka-Bangladesh test series,  multitasking Maharoof  is also eyeing for the national team manager post. A former U19 manager and junior selector, Maharoof, over the years, has made it a habit to apply for every position at Maitland Place. In last few weeks, he has met everyone – from former SLC president Shammi Silva to present SLC chairman Professor Arjuna De Silva, who is coincidentally his good friend. In addition, he has arranged dozen of Interviews for himself as well, for promoting himself for the manager post.

“It’s very unlikely now, that he will be assigned for the commentary in future, as he has committed a grave mistake. This is not the conduct, you expect from a commentator at International level” the Sri Lanka Cricket expert added.

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