October 1, 2003

Liyanage to lead Sri Lanka in Sixes tournament

Wisden Cricinfo Ltd

Dulip Liyanage, a fast bowler who last played for Sri Lanka in 2001, as been appointed captain-cum-manager of an eight-man Sri Lanka squad for the forthcoming Hong Kong Cricket Sixes.

The squad includes three players with international experience - Liyanage, Indika de Saram, now 30, who played the last of his 15 ODIs at Sharjah in 2000-01, and Ravindra Pushpakumara, a 28-year-old fast bowler who has played 23 Tests.

The other members include a selection of experienced domestic club all-rounders: Ruchira Palliyguru, Gayan Wijekoon, Saman Jayantha, Chamila Gamage and Chinthaka Jayasinghe.

The annual tournament, which was won last year by Pakistan, will take place at the Kowloon Cricket Club on November 1 and 2.

Squad
Dulip Liyanage (Capt), Ruchira Palliyguru, Gayan Wijekoon, Saman Jayantha, Indika de Saram, Chamila Gamage, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Ravindra Pushpakumara.