By BIPIN DANI
Former Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as Chairman, Cricket Committee of the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC).
This was revealed by Mahinda Halangoda, the Assistant Secretary of the SSC Executive Committee.
“We had an Annual General Meeting of the Cricket Committee on Tuesday where this decision was taken after Samantha Dodanwela decided to step down after serving for many years at this position.”
“Mahela was already in the Cricket Committee and there was no contestant against Mahela for the post. His term is for one year but is most likely to continue for a few years,” Halangoda added.
In fact, Jayawardene is a Life Member of this 120-year-old club which is also one of the most prestigious clubs
in the country.
“Mahela’s rich experience will benefit the club immensely.”
“Mahela’s elevation as Cricket Committee Chairman means he would automatically become a Member of the Executive Committee.”