Earlier it was learned that prior to the last SLC Annual general Meeting, the ICC had made it clear that Sumathipala would be free to get elected and go about to his day-today activities pertaining to cricket, but, he would not be able sit the ICC table until he settles the outstanding issues with the cricket’s governing body.
While the venues are yet to be confirmed, Cricket Australia has lately announced the dates for the 3-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in February 2017.
Colombo: Former Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya is all set to take over as the country’s chief selector once again, a year after he stepped down from the job. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala virtually confirmed the news, saying that they were planning to appoint Jayasuriya as the new chairman of selectors in a bid to take the nation’s cricket to a new path.
Is it a good move to appoint one captain for all formats in cricket?
"I'm very disappointed that a national captain, within a few months of retirement, has been retained by another team at a World Cup," Sumathipala had said on Friday. "You could go to a club, a province, an IPL kind of team, or a county. But this is a World Cup. You can't have a player who has just left your country's team joining a competitive nation.- Thilanga Sumathipala
Good point,nice to see atleast now SL board is thinking and worrying about tactical information providing,but sad thing is Sumathipala only worry about england and Mahela,why can't he see Dilshan, Malinga...etc players who dedicated their life on IPL,cause who knows they also can share our tactical information to india,also since this IPL devil has started then Srilanka have been defeating to India continually...think about that the only T20 they played with youngers and without any IPL SL players then they won the match against India...Chandimal has refused to join IPL so he is the only trusted captain and we proud about him... Nilanka Mendis to Cricinfo
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