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Michael De Zoysa New Sri Lanka team manager

Michael De Zoysa New Sri Lanka team manager
Michael De Zoysa New Sri Lanka team manager

Charith Senanayake sacked

Michael de Zoysa has appointed as the new manager of the national cricket team,Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced.
Michael De Zoysa replaces Charith Senanayake who had held the position for over a year. A senior official of the SLC who did not wish to be named said that De Zoysa would take charge of the team from this month’s home series against Bangladesh.

A tea industry executive, De Zoysa is more known for his administrative roles and as a radio and TV commentator.
Charith Senanayake, a former Test opening batsman had run into problems with the SLC hierarchy.
His fate was sealed once former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene in a press release stated that Senanayake has lost confidence of the team.
Jayawardene was particularly angry as a letter written by him to the SLC regarding the payment of guarantee money to the players was leaked to the media by the manager.
Since Sri Lanka lost the recent Test series 0-3 to Australia, a number of changes have been affected including the appointment of the former great Sanath Jayasuriya as the chief selector.

Michael De Zoysa          
In  his  45 year career  in tea   he was  Chairman of  the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association for 15 Years  between 1983 and 2000. A  member of the Tea Council, Sri Lanka Tea   Board   and also  the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. de Zoysa has Chaired many previous Colombo Tea Traders’ Tea Conventions including the last one held in 2007



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