Sri Lanka news October 2, 2015

Warnaweera resigns from SLC's interim committee

Jayananda Warnaweera, the Galle Cricket Stadium curator, has resigned from Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee with immediate effect, SLC has announced. Warnaweera handed over a letter of resignation to interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny on Friday.

"In the letter he said he said he was resigning for personal reasons," Wettimuny said. Warnaweera remains the Galle stadium curator and the Southern Province Cricket Association secretary.

Warnaweera had also been an executive committee member in the previous SLC board, headed by Jayantha Dharmadasa. For that reason, his appointment in March to the current interim committee prompted minor criticism, while then-sports minister Navin Dissanayake postured the new board as a clean break from controversial past administrations.

With the interim committee likely to have been dissolved, and fresh board elections held by the end of January, the committee is unlikely to appoint a replacement for Warnaweera.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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