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Kumar Sangkkara, Aravinda de Silva appointed Sri Lanka selectors in major overhaul ahead of WT20

Former batsman Aravinda de Silva will lead the new panel.

Kumar Sangkkara, Aravinda de Silva appointed Sri Lanka selectors in major overhaul ahead of WT20

New Delhi: Sri Lanka Cricket has taken some tough measures after their team's poor performance in the Asia Cup.

In a major move, SLC sacked the national cricket selection committee just a day ahead of the ICC World Twenty20.

Former batsman Aravinda de Silva will lead the new panel.

He has been joined by the recently retired Kumar Sangakkara, his 1996 World Cup winning teammate Romesh Kaluwitharana and Lalith Kaluperuma, a former chairman of selectors who had played in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test match in 1982.

Ranjith Madurasinghe, who was also a Test player in the mid 1980s, is the fifth member of the panel.

They will replace the Kapila Wijegunawardena headed committee appointed in April 2015.

The sacking of selectors was part of a recent action by the new Thilanga Sumathipala headed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) administration to shore up the sagging fortunes of the team.

(With PTI inputs)

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