Former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are to be will be drafted to the high-powered committee, formed to revive country’s cricket. According to sources in the Sri Lankan sports ministry, Sangakkara and Jayawardene may join Aravinda de Silva and corporate honcho Hemaka Amarasuriya in the committee. The committee will recommend corrective measures to sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera short and long term measures.
There will also be a senior sports ministry official in the committee. The move was sequel to a recent meeting of all stakeholders conducted by the ministry to check the disastrous performance of the national team. The Thilanga Sumathipala headed Sri Lanka Cricket came under severe criticism from the fans, which culminated in ugly demonstrations at grounds during the Indian series.