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de Mel to head new SL selection team

Press Trust Of India
Jan 19, 2012 at 08:27pm IST

Colombo: The Ministry of Sports of Sri Lanka Thursday appointed a new selection committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), which will be headed by former selection committee chairman Asantha de Mel.

The four-member selection committee will include former national cricketers - Amal Silva, Hemantha Wickremaratne and Don Anurasiri.

While Silva is a former Test opener, Wickremaratne is a former ODI player and Anurasiri, a former Test left-arm spinner, is the sole survivor from the previous panel.

de Mel to head new SL selection team

Sri Lanka are already 0-3 down in the five-match ODI series against South Africa.

The previous selection committee was headed by Duleep Mendis.

The minister also informed that a further move to change the captain and the head coach of the team is under consideration as well.

The reshuffle came after Sport Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage ordered the chief of SLC, Upali Dharmadasa to submit a report on the sagging fortunes of the national team in South Africa.

Sri Lanka are already 0-3 down in the five-match ODI series.

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