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Sanath Jayasuriya has been appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka's National Select Committee by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday , and the number of selectors have been increased to five.
Sanath Jayasuriya will begin his tenure on February 1, 19 months after his last appearance for Sri Lanka in June 2011. Former fast bowlers Pramodya Wickramasinghe and Eric Upashantha were also appointed to the panel, as well as former batsmen Chaminda Mendis and Hemantha Wickramaratne
Jayasuriya, a Member of Parliament has over 20 years experience in highest level of the game cricket and he still stand in top of the list among players of the game. Jayasuriya played 110 Tests for Sri Lanka and was captain in both formats from 1999 to 2003 and again in 2008. Sri Lanka recorded 10 consecutive Test wins under Jayasuriya’s captaincy between 1999 to 2003.
Jayasuriya is one who takes challenges and often had succeeded will definitely steer the young talents to build the SL cricket.
Among the panel's first tasks will be to choose a new captain for Tests and ODIs, following Mahela Jayawardene's resignation.