Labrooy heads five-member new selection panel

2017-09-13 14:34:57

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) yesterday appointed five-member selection committee headed by former Sri Lanka seamer Graham Labrooy. The committee also includes Asanka Gurusinha,  Jeryl Woutersz, Gamini Wickremasinghe and Sajith Fernando. Mirrorcricket exclusively reported on Labrooy's appointment on Wednesday (13)

Their first assignment would be to finalize the 15-man squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan in UAE.

 Sri Lanka will play two Tests, five ODIs, and three T20 internationals during their tour to UAE. 

Their appointments come weeks after  Jayasuriya-led committee resigned at the end of the disastrous home series against India where Sri Lanka lost all nine matches in the series (3 Tests, 5 ODIs, and a T20I).  Labrooy who is currently employed as an ICC match referee is expected to relieve his duties with the global body to take up the new appointment.

He represented Sri Lanka in 9 Tests and 44 ODIs during 1986-1992.  

Sri Lanka team is expected to resume their training on September 18 and the team is expected to leave the shores on September 24, 2017.


  Comments - 4

  • Harsha Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:22

    Lots of Dan Quales!

    Reply : 0       3

    rohan Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:26

    its waste of time to reappoint ranjith madurusinghe and eric upashantha they have nothing new to contribute.already their tactics are outdated therefore try some new faces. i am sure those to will make nothing to improve the present standard.

    Reply : 0       17

    Mr.Perfect Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:38

    Appointing new faces in the board is not going to change anything. What we need is a strong and fit team with talents. The coach and the rest of the officials could then only show them how to increase their talents. Now it's like you are giving a clay ball and asking heaven and earth from the coach and officials.

    Reply : 5       2

    Saraa Goyya Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:11

    Changing pillows for a headache! The man in the middle playing "Gambler's Ruin" game

    Reply : 0       0

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