Sri Lanka news May 4, 2012

Amal Silva resigns as Sri Lanka selector

Sri Lanka's selector Amal Silva has resigned from the four-man selection committee, saying his business commitments didn't allow him to do justice to the post. Silva's resignation comes shortly before Pakistan begin their tour of Sri Lanka on May 29.

Silva, who was part of the new selection committee that took office on January 20, said he had enjoyed his stint with the national team. "I thought it is not fair for me to stay in the committee and not serve it," Silva told ESPNcricinfo. "There are so many players who have quit cricket after me I think they should be given a chance to make their contribution to the game. I enjoyed my stints as a national selector."

Silva, a wicketkeeper who played nine Tests and 20 ODIs for Sri Lanka, had two previous stints as a selector, first in 2007 and then in 2011 when Sri Lanka reached the finals of the World Cup. Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahindanda Aluthgamage will appoint his replacement.

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