Sports Minister will request former Sri Lanka greats Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara and Roshan Mahanama to advice Sri Lanka Cricket on matters related cricket.
Minister Faizser Musthapha has made this decision to enlist the services of former greats following a request made by national cricket selectors. Accordingly Minister Mushthapha will request the former greats to come on board in a bid to resurrect the game.
“As a result of the court order issued today, we will not be able to hold the SLC Board Elections as quickly as I thought we could,” minister said. “I am compelled to steer SLC to the best of my ability. In that context I will seek support of all. On the appeal made by the selectors, I will be requesting Sanga, Mahela, Murali, Aravinda, and Roshan to be consultants to SLC on matters relating to high performance of SLC.
Minister will also request Muttiah Muralitharan to join as a spin bowling consultant.
“The selectors have also requested me to invite Murali as an advisor to our spin bowling dept which would benefit our spinners to perform at the highest level. Together with Chandika as head coach of the team, I am hoping that these gentlemen will be able to bring back the fame and glory, once enjoyed by Sri Lanka when they were together as a team on the field,” minister said.