Jayasuriya Gives New Twist To 'Thisara Perera Controversy'

Chief selector of the Sri Lankan cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya has denied claims that all rounder Thisara Perera is contemplating retirement. 

It was in the grapevine that Perera was planning to retire from international cricket and migrate to New Zealand. Sources of the Sri Lanka Cricket stated that Perera was dissatisfied with the manner in which the cricket administrators treated him in the recent past. 
 
Jayasuriya, speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, said Perera has not informed the selections committee or the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about any retirement plans. Jayasuriya said Thirasa Perera would be considered for team selections after he recovers from the illness. 
 
Jayasuriya also denied media reports that Thisara Perera was contemplating retirement.
 
Thisara Perara, who was pulled out of the Sri Lankan national team due to "poor performance", was included in the Sri Lankan A team last month. However, Perera stepped down from the Sri Lankan A team citing "mental stress".' He was not included in the Sri Lankan team who took part in the ODI series against South Africa.
 
It was widely known among sports circles that Perera was at loggerheads with chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya who did not allow him to take part in two international T20 tournaments. 
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