Jayasuriya to reclaim chief selector role


Former Sri Lanka batsman Sanath Jayasuriya will reclaim his role as the SLC's chief selector, after he gave up the role a year ago, and is expected to keep it till the 2019 World Cup.

It's not been officially announced that Jayasuriya will take over from Aravinda Da Silva, but SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala told Divaina: "In wanting to take Sri Lankan cricket to a new path, we have put some changes in place.

"As such, we are expecting to appoint Sanath Jayasuriya as the new chairman of selectors."

Da Silva had the job on a temporary basis for two months, until after the World Twenty20. Jayasuriya had given up the role in March last year after several disagreements with players.

Joining him on the committee will be former wicket-keeper Romesh Kaluwitharana and spinner Ranjith Madurasingha, according to the reports.