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Sports Home Cricket News Sanath Jayasuriya appointed as chairman of Sri Lanka selection panel

Sanath Jayasuriya appointed as chairman of Sri Lanka selection panel

The new selection panel is part of sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's initiative to improve the country's international standing, particularly in Tests in which Sri Lanka is currently placed a lowly sixth.

Press Trust of India  |  Last updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 19:00 Print font size - +

Colombo:  Sri Lanka have revamped their cricket selection panel with a new team under new chairman, Sanath Jayasuriya, the country's sports ministry announced in Colombo on Monday.

Jayasuriya, a former national captain and a current government parliamentarian, will have Hemantha Wickramaratne, Pramodaya Wickremasinghe, Chaminda Mendis and Eric Upashantha as co-members of the panel.

Wickramaratne, a former ODI player, is the only surviving member from the outgoing panel headed by former Test fast bowler Asantha de Mel.

Wickramasinghe was a member of the 1996 World Cup champion side alongside Jayasuriya.

They both come from the southern town of Matara.

Jayasuriya, whose batting was a key factor to the island nation's victory in 1996, was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

Mendis, who had figured in previous selection panels, was also an ODI player.

Upashantha, who has also appeared in ODIs, makes his selection panel debut.

The new selection panel is part of Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's initiative to improve the country's international standing, particularly in Tests in which Sri Lanka is currently placed a lowly sixth.

Jayasuriya, who has been a ruling party legislator since 2010, still turns out for his club in domestic competitions.

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Story first published on: Monday, 28 January 2013 18:50

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