Sanath Jayasuriya Returns as Sri Lanka Cricket's Chief Selector

Updated: 27 April 2016 20:56 IST

The Sanath Jayasuriya-led new Sri Lankan selection committee will start its operation on May 1 and will serve for two years.

Sanath Jayasuriya Returns as Sri Lanka Cricket
Sanath Jayasuriya was the chairman of the Sri Lankan selection panel from January 2013 till the end of the 2015 World Cup. © AFP

Colombo:

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced the return of Sanath Jayasuriya as the chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post.

The new selection committee will start its operation on May 1 and will serve for two-year term.

The four-member panel comprises wicketkeeper-batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana, former offspinner Ranjith Madurasinghe and former fast bowler Eric Upashantha, besides Jayasuriya.

Kaluwitharana, who formed the destructive opening partnership with Jayasuriya in the 1996 World Cup victory, was Sri Lanka 'A' team coach for a number of years, while Madurasinghe, a Test player in the 80s, has served before on the panel, and Upashantha was a member of the national team in the late 90s.

The previous selection panel was headed by Aravinda de Silva.

SLC had asked for reinstating Jayasuriya as chief selector for several weeks, but was awaiting the Sports Minister's approval.

The new committee was formed as soon as SLC got the green signal from the Sports Ministry.

Jayasuriya had earlier held the post from January 2013 to March 2015.

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Highlights
  • Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lanka opener and captain
  • He was previously also the head of the selection committee
  • He played international cricket from 1989 to 2011
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