|Sanath Jayasuriya appointed as|
the head of Cricket Selection Committee
Sri Lanka new Cricket Selection Committee
Former Sri Lankan test cricket captain and the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya has appointed as the head of the national new Cricket Selection Committee.
The committee comprises Sanath Jayasuriya as Chairman, former fast bowlers Pramodya Wickramasinghe and Eric Upashantha, and former batsmen Chaminda Mendis and Hemantha Wickramaratne as members. Hemantha Wickramaratne has been a selector in the previous panel Ashantha de Mel. Deviating from the previous norm of having a one-year term for the selection panel, the new panel has no term limit.
the new panel will first be tasked with naming Sri Lanka's Test and ODI captains for Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka in March.
Jayasuriya played 110 Tests for Sri Lanka and led the side in both formats from 1999 to 2003. He retired officially from international cricket in June 2011, but had only regained his place in the team in 2008 after the then-sports minister intervened to have him included in the squad.