Kumar Sangakkara appointed as Sri Lanka selector

Kumar Sangakkara appointed as Sri Lanka selector
Kumar Sangakkara announced retirement from international cricket on August 2015.
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Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been included in the national selection committee which was appointed by the sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.

Former Sri Lanka captain Aravinda de Silva will head the new selection committee which will take charge with immediate effect.

The selection committee also comprises of former wicket-keeper batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and former spin bowlers Lalith Kaluperuma and Ranjith Madurasinghe.

In a press release, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) revealed that the sports minister has announced the new selection committee after the recent failures of the team in the tours of New Zealand, India and the 2016 Asia Cup.

“The appointment of the National Selection Committee was carried out by the Honorable Minister citing recent failures encountered by the National Team in their Tours to New Zealand, India, Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the inconsistency of selection criteria,” said the SLC release.

Defending champions Sri Lanka will begin the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 with a match against the qualifying team from Group B on 17th March in Kolkata.

Prior to playing in the Super 10 stage of the tournament, Sri Lanka will also play two warm-up fixtures against New Zealand and Pakistan on 10th and 14th March respectively.

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been included in the national selection committee which was appointed by the sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.

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