Mahela Jayawardene, former captain and Sinhelease Sports Club (SSC) Cricket house committee chairman, has recommended to back Shammi Silva and Mohan De Silva in the forthcoming Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election, Cricket Age exclusively learns.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect office bearers for next two years to run the cricket in the Island will be held on May 20.
Cricket Age has the access of Mahela’s recommendation document, which says that the former captain has recommended his SSC club to vote for Shammi Silva Camp candidates in the AGM.
“It was decided unanimously to voting for Mr. Shammi Silva out of two candidates, as three other candidates have been proposed by the club for other posts” Mahela has remarked in his recommendation.
For the vice president post also, Mahela has recommended to vote for SSC stalwart Samantha Dodenwela. In case if Dodenwela withdraw his name, then only Mahela has recommended to vote for Former SLC vice president K. Mathivanan Camp candidate Bandula Warnapura.
Carrying the same pattern intact, Mahela has recommended his club to vote for Mohan De Silva for the Secratary post, ignoring K. Mathivanan Camp candidate for the same post Nishantha Ranatunga! The logic behind Mahela’s choice is that Mohan De Silva has contributed significantly to SSC both as player and administrator.
It is noteworthy that Mahela has emerged as the flag bearer of Sri Lanka cricket after Namal Rajapaksa’s arrival as country’s Sports Minister. Now he occupy multiple high profile posts – Cricket Committee Chairman of SSC, Chairman of Sports Council.