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In view of the ICC's recommendations about cricket administration being shorn of political ties, Gideon Haigh, in a blog in the Australian, says member of parliament Sanath Jayasuriya's appointment as Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors by sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage is a decision that warrants disbelief.
The promotion of Sanath Jayasuriya is a dark day in Sri Lanka's cricket history ... SL's flouting of a proposal it actually supported at ICC level eighteen months ago has grave implications for the country's cricket. Above all, though, it savours of an act of arrogance by Sri Lanka's United People's Freedom Alliance, of a piece with its growing authoritarianism and hubris.
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