Sri Lankas national selection committee resigns

Kumar Sangakkara with Aravinda de Silva ahead of their World Cup final clash with India at Mumbai on April 2

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Apr 6, 2011

A day after Kumara Sangakkara resigned as the captain of Sri Lankan team, vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene and the national selection committee also put in their papers taking moral responsibility for the World Cup final defeat to India at Mumbai on April 2.

The national selection committee was headed by former captain Aravinda de Silva comprising Ranjit Fernando, Shabir Asgerali and Amal Silva – all submitted their resignations to the Sri Lankan sports minister, reports said.

“In view of the fact that some major cricketing decisions have to be taken for the future of Sri Lanka Cricket due to important assignments in the coming months, we would like to offer to step down immediately from the jobs of national selectors, so that the group of selectors you may wish to appoint, could be given an opportunity to make short and long term plans, in the way they think it is best for our cricket,” the committee said in a statement.

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