Monday, May 7, 2007

Poll Closes, and What Next for Ranjit Fernando Sucks?

With the buzz surrounding the WC declining I think the time is appropriate to end the "dedicated to Ranjit Fernando" part of this blog. I believe this blog has served its purpose in highlighting the shameful cricket commentaries of Ranjit Fernando, and now it is left to the powers that be to make a decision.

The support received for this blog and its popularity took the cause to the international media, with even agency reports issuing stories. Some of the media that mentioned RFS (or the cause) includes Lanka Business Online, LankaNewsPapers, Daily News, India Time, The Hindu, Cricinfo, and Deccan Herald to name a few.

The poll conducted to vote for a possible replacement for Ranjit Fernando saw a clear winner in Roshan Abeysinghe, with a distant tie for second place by Skandakumar and Premasara Apasinghe. Honorable mentions are Eric Goudar, Rohan Wijeratne, Saliya Ahangama and Shanaka Amarasinghe (late entry, not featured in the poll). I do apologize for not getting the name of Premasara Apasinghe's name wrong in the poll. Although it was pointed out later on, I could not correct it without resetting the entire poll.

What next for RanjitFernandoSucks?

I am playing around with the idea of renaming the blog as RFS and carrying things forward highlighting cricketing affairs. I'm sure, with Gilchrist's squash-ball and Sri Lanka's permanent interim committees and all that there'll be plenty of things for me to opine, if anyone gives a hoot anyways. The name RFS is retained to preserve the memory and purpose of this blog, and as a reminder of what this blog stands against -- crappy cricket, on and off the field.

With that, cheers to everyone who supported RanjitFernandoSucks.
Good night, and good luck.

~RFS Admin

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't Ranil Abenayake's (sp?) name included in the voting list? I think that is 'bazaar'.

Thirucumaran R said...

Yo brother nice work with the blog.....really I have been telling a lot of people about how Ranjith Fernando should be kicked out of the commentary box and replaced by someone like Roshan Abeysinghe or Ranil Abeynaike, ppl who know the game better and dont repeat stuff like a parrot!

I'm quite surprised and happy that such international media like the hindu, deccan herald and cricinfo have highlighted this website. However, I would appreciate if you could post the article which mentions RFS so that all the fans of this blog will be able to savour the sweet feeling of kicking RF out of SL!

Anyhow,KUDOS TO YOU GUYS AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Anonymous said...

Here are some RF gems according to an email I got yesterday:

“What Jayasuriya will be trying to do is to hit the ball with the bat and get runs in order to win the match.”
- SL vs South Africa

“If Ireland can get 8 or 9 quick wickets, they could be in with a chance.”
- SL vs Ireland

“One would say that the team that scores more runs, should go on to win the game.”
- SL vs India

“It's a four. Oh no! He's out! He's clean bowled! I thought it went for four!”
– when Ravi Bopara was bowled in the match England Vs SL

“What's important in this partnership is that they have not lost any wickets”
– SL vs New Zealand super 8 match

“Upul Tharanga is caught in slips by Jayasuriya - Jaya.. sorry i mean Hayden has got buckets like hands”
– SL vs Australia Super 8 match

and this idiot is the so cold voice of Sri Lankan cricket..!

Anonymous said...

Ranjit is back.!
Why are you silent? Gave up?

Ayesha said...

Sigh I can't stand this and he is commenting in the game against Pakistan. Please continue this blog no one seems to be bothering this psycho is ruining cricket!
Ps- I am linking you to my blog I hope you continue the good work machan.

Anonymous said...

Roshan Abeysinghe is not proving to be very different from RF. Same tired phrases. Won't be long before his style palls.

Anonymous said...

No point talking about Ranjith Fernando cause he is an asshole with full of shit :-P

Guys thanks to you blogs & post he is not been called for commentating in International channels, Hope the local channels will also follow the International Tv rules in having well educated people in commenting for Cricket matches.

I really can't believe how an earth he can stand himself saying the same thing again & again while commenting.. What am feeling is may be he is not familiar with English Vocabulary which is not helping him in surviving in the Media..

Best thing for him to do is just be at home & watch the matches & see how others commentate during the matches & judge himself how good he was...

Bye Bye Ranjith Fernando :-D

Anonymous said...

No point talking about Ranjith Fernando cause he is an asshole with full of shit :-P

Guys thanks to you blogs & post he is not been called for commentating in International channels, Hope the local channels will also follow the International Tv rules in having well educated people in commenting for Cricket matches.

I really can't believe how an earth he can stand himself saying the same thing again & again while commenting.. What am feeling is may be he is not familiar with English Vocabulary which is not helping him in surviving in the Media..

Best thing for him to do is just be at home & watch the matches & see how others commentate during the matches & judge himself how good he was...

Bye Bye Ranjith Fernando :-D