I am always available if SLC needs me – Jayasuriya
April 3, 2015 03:29 pm
Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, who resigned as Sri Lanka’s chief cricket selector, said he was bowing out to give the new SLC management an opportunity to appoint a new selection panel but did not rule out a comeback.
Sri Lanka’s cricket selection committee, headed Jayasuriya, quit Friday to allow new management to take over the island’s cricket governing body, which has been mired in allegations of widespread corruption.
“I am always available if Sri Lanka Cricket needs me to serve the country in the future,” he said in his letter of resignation, a copy of which was seen by AFP.
He said the other four members of the selection panel had also stepped down, though their contracts run until the end of the month.
“We gave separate letters of resignations and have quit,” Jayasuriya told AFP.
The mass resignation comes just days after Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake appointed an interim committee headed by former Test player Sidath Wettimuny to manage Sri Lanka Cricket, asking him to “clean up” the administration of the sport.