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After sex video leak, Sanath Jayasuriya gets 6-month extension as Lanka selector

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Published Jul 5, 2017, 10:10 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2017, 1:14 pm IST
The reappointment of Jayasuriya panel's comes despite recent criticism that the panel's selection policy has been inconsistent.
 Sanath Jayasuriya will remain as Sri Lanka selector for a further six months. (Photo:AFP)
  Sanath Jayasuriya will remain as Sri Lanka selector for a further six months. (Photo:AFP)

Colombo: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday announced that the selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya will remain in position for a further six months.

"Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the ratification of the Honourable Minister of Sport Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera MP to the extension of term of the National Selection Committee (Men's) comprised of: Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya - Chairman Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana - Member Mr. Ranjith Madurusingha - Member Mr. Eric Upashantha - Member Mr. Asanka Gurusinha - Member for a further period of 6 months, ending 31st December 2017," said SLC in a media statement.

 

The reappointment of Jayasuriya panel's comes despite recent criticism that the panel's selection policy has been inconsistent.

As many as 38 players have been fielded in Sri Lanka's 30 ODIs since the panel's appointment in May last year, and the team has also only won nine of those games, losing 17, reports ESPNcricinfo.

The selection committee also came under the scanner following crushing defeats on South Africa Tour, a Test loss to Bangladesh at home, and a poor Champions Trophy performance.

In May, it was reported that Jayasuriya may not get an extension after a sex video of his was leaked.

"Recently his private life video is leaked to the media and it is very bad public perception and we don't want him to continue as a selector. He has disgraced the game and the nation," one of the top SLC board officials had said.

The 47-year-old ex-all rounder had allegedly leaked his sex video with his ex-wife (Maleeka Sirisenage), though it is not proved whether the same was leaked by himself to seek revenge.

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