Higher Authorities Eyes On Sanath Jayasuriya, Kapila Wijegunawardene, Chaminda Mendis For New Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

The Higher Authorities (or to say controlling authorities at the moment) of Sri Lanka Cricket are eyeing to bring in former cricketers legendary Sanath Jayasuriya, Romesh Kaluwithrana, Kapila Wijegunawardene and Chaminda Mendis in new national cricket selection committee, Cricket Age Exclusively learns.

The development comes after Island’s National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC), on February 24th, wrote to Sports Ministry informing that it has rejected the names proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for National Cricket Selectors.

In a letter to the ministry, the NSSC pointed out that there are more suitable candidates for the posts. The SLC had nominated the name of current cricket selectors headed by Pramodya Wickramasinghe. Accordingly, the NSSC requested the Sports Ministry’s approval to call for fresh nominations to select suitable candidadate.

“The Involving authorities at Sports Ministry are on the opinion that Sanath, 1996 World Cup winning legend, could be most suitable to replace puppet Pramodaya, who was nothing more than a rubber stamp of one former Sri Lanka Captain. With his no-nonsense approach and discipline, Sanath could play an important role in bringing back Sri Lanka Cricket on winning track. Wijegunawardene, meanwhile, has done remarkable service to Sri Lanka Cricket in the past as Chief Selector” one of the top most deciding authority told Cricket Age.

Apart from these two legends, Kaluwithrana and Chaminda Mendis have also served as selectors in past and were highly successful in their tenures!

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