'No Interference Of Authorities In Sanath Jayasuriya's Resignation'

Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee Chairman Sidath Wettimuny said on Friday (03) that they had nothing to do with the resignation of the cricket selection committee headed by MP and former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya.

The term of the selection committee was to expire on April 30. Therefore, the government has nothing to do with it, Dissanayake told media.

“Recently appointed cricket interim committee will choose the next head of selection committee,” he added.

However, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee President Sidath Wettimuny told that they were yet to decide on the next head of the selection committee. Wettimuny asserted that he focused on development of Sri Lanka cricket only.

“We know that Sri Lanka cricket team didn’t perform well in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. But we all appreciate the service done by former selection committee,” both Dissanayake and Wettimuny said.

Sanath Jayasuriya handed his resignation to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday.

In his letter to the Minister, the cricketer-turned-politician said the impending end of his tenure as the head of the selection committee was the reason for his resignation.

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