Mahela steps down as VC

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Sri Lankan vice captain Mahela Jayawardane has written to Sri Lanka Cricket informing them that he has stepped down from the Vice Captaincy of the national team, Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga said.

Nishantha Ranatunga making a statement said “Mahela had taken up the Vice Captaincy duty only till the end of the World Cup. This morning, he handed in a letter stating that he did not like continuing as the Vice Captain of the team”.

Yesterday, World Cup captain Kumar Sangakkara handed in his letter of resignation, citing the need for the team to be led by a player at his peak, at the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

Related links

Selection committee resigns
Sanga to resign from Captaincy

  Comments - 37

  • Hal Friday, 08 April 2011 06:00 AM

    Hey Are you trying to make SLC into Zimbabwe???

    Hal Friday, 08 April 2011 06:14 AM

    10000000>% correct

    PANDULA Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:05 AM

    First to step down Sanga
    next - Mahela
    Now- Aravinda & Selection Commitee
    200% sure Sports Minister will not resigned

    Sharon Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:10 AM

    Is this the end of Sri Lankan cricket??

    sumith Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:57 AM

    I am not surprised if Sanath j. will be appointed as captain.

    master Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:19 AM

    There is something fishy going on.
    it really showed on sangas face on the day of the match.
    and it was not normal

    Don Sirisena Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:26 AM

    Why not YOU Nishantha Ranatunga??? U better go ....U all fail

    ROSHAIA Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:19 AM

    I am very listening this news,please keep away politics from cricket.whats wrong god"s only know

    rifa Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:27 AM

    Sri lankan cricket teams is collapsing...............

    dond Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:29 AM

    i wish it will be same as in 2007 again..Mahela as Captain n Sanga as VC

    Rata Giya Aththo Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:22 AM

    Wonder who will be the new Captain and new VC will be.
    Dilshan and Thilan ?

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 07 April 2011 10:48 AM

    Really good. Others should follow this example. These to fine gentlemen have been given two chances in last and this world cup to lead the team. They did a good job but unfortunately not enough to bring the cup. We have to find & groom a better one keep Sanga and Mahela in the team as it is necessary. We always have a weakness in Srilanka cricket that somebody have to show the door to the senior players to leave the team.
    Hope they learn what is better for Srilanka cricket and leave on their own when it is time and help the national team to be a winning team as always.

    Yoshi Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:34 AM

    What's happening to our team?? Who's behind all these?

    AF Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:38 AM

    MR will handle the captaincy and vice captaincy both

    waz Thursday, 07 April 2011 11:10 AM

    It would be really nice to watch them playing!

    Sain Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:38 AM

    What the hell is happening ??????

    ACG Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:27 AM

    End of Cricket in Sri Lanka.

    Sain Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:41 AM

    What's going on ????

    Faqi Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:39 AM

    Too much political interference in sports. Like everything else the game of Cricket in Sri Lanka has been politicized.

    Sumith Chandana Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:18 AM

    ohh! really frustration

    Nissanka Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:21 AM

    Look like all hell breaking loose.

    Minister Thursday, 07 April 2011 05:00 AM

    Master, we totally agree with your comments!

    bugger Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:46 AM

    SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON

    Jabos Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:48 AM

    I don't think that the decisions are politically influenced, but, keeping with the tradition of grooming another for the next WC. however, what we failed to do was to have a different Vice captain to Mahela and handed over the captancy after the WC. Nothing to do with Mahela - one of the greats of our time, but, about our policy of appointing captains - A win would not have made a difference to my knowladge, but, considering age, Sanga could go on to handle another WC. May be have a new Wicket Keeper and stay in the team only as a batsman.

    GanjaRabbit Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:48 AM

    mahinda abesundara.

    Gamaya Thursday, 07 April 2011 05:11 AM

    good move. in short term our cricket team will suffer but in a long term we will get strong young team for next world cup.

    Titanic Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:57 AM

    NEXT, WE ARE GOING TO HEAR ALL THE TEAM TO RESIGN.

    asoka abeywardena Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:56 AM

    Our President guided the war and eradicated LTTE. So why not give him a chance to handle the Sri Lanka Cricket as well...

    Lalindra Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:35 AM

    Everybody should resigned to show their dissapointment

    M.V.R.Perera Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:42 AM

    This should be taken in the correct spirit by giving the younger generation to win us the world cup

    CRRICKET FAN Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:44 AM

    NEW SL CRICKET TEAM 2012

    MAHINDA - CAPTAIN
    MERYN - VICE CAPTAIN
    WIMAL - DEPUTY VICE CAPTAON
    RANIL - ADVISOR TO CAPTAIN AND VICE CAPTAIN
    GOTA- FAST BOWLER
    BASIL- SPIN
    CHAMARA- MEDIUM PACE
    SAJITH- WICKET KEEPER
    KELIYA - BATSMAN- OPENER
    NAMAL - BATSMAN OPENER
    REST OF TEAM FARMER RURAL AREAS

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:45 AM

    Ok this is the new team...
    MR ...Captain
    GR...Vice Captain
    BR
    CR
    NR
    Wim Weera...Keeper
    Vermin
    Champika
    Ranil
    Sajith
    Mangala

    Dinesh Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:48 AM

    Mahela should be appointed captain with Angelo Mathews as the Vice Captain.

    Doha Boy Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:49 AM

    who will be the Water boy ? none other than the general public

    Justin Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:50 AM

    Good idea
    Mahela should lead the team untill 2015 word cup
    matured,honest,gentlement and a good leader
    he is very popular among international community
    Good luck Mahela
    Justin/melbourne

    Sahodara Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:53 AM

    Now we hear Aravinda is also resigning
    What the hecks going on

    Sahodara Wednesday, 06 April 2011 09:56 AM

    Goodness
    You mean you want Sri Lanka Cricket eliminated as well ?????


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