Sri Lanka Cricket today sacked the national selection committee headed by Graeme Labrooy and replaced it with four-member new committee headed by Asantha de Mel. The new committee includes Asantha De Mel – Chairman, Brendon Kuruppu, Hemantha Wickramaratne and Chaminda Mendis, all of whom have previously held the same positions.
De Mel, the new Chairman of Selectors, played 17 Tests for Sri Lanka between 1982 and 1986. He has also served as Chairman of Selectors in the past, taking on the role in 2002, four years from 2006 and in 2012.
The previous selection panel met with Minister of Sports, Honorable Faiszer Musthapa, who thanked them for their services to Sri Lankan cricket. The previous Chairman of Selectors, Graeme Labrooy was present at the meeting. Labrooy has been in the role since September 2017.
The new selection panel’s first task will be selecting the team to tour New Zealand which gets underway next month.