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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  • Dummy4 on May 6, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    Well, will this make a difference in selection process???

  • Sarath on May 6, 2012, 0:30 GMT

    The Joker & all other Puppets should be removed sooner rather than later, who have no clue when picking young talented players. Cos the same J&Pups being kept too long many a highly talented batters of the class of Samaraweeras' & Atapattus' have been regarded as useless.In order to keep the financially rich seniors (disregarding their pathetic performances)and other henchmen (very ordinary players with no properer credentials to prove or to play at internationals)(comes from selected clubs & districts)forever,they(J&Pups) make false statements with regard to availability of talent,though the talent is in abundance with players who've maintained consistency both at School & Domestic level.

  • Dummy4 on May 5, 2012, 23:02 GMT

    He has a back bone looks like

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