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Jayasuriya-led Lanka selection panel quits after flop show vs India

The announcement came a couple of days after the hosts lost the third ODI in Pallekele, and conceded the five-match series 3-0. 

Published: 29th August 2017 08:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 08:10 PM   |  A+A-

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (L) speaks with chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya during a practice session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.|AFP

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (L) speaks with chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya during a practice session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.|AFP

By IANS

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya on Tuesday stepped down from his post after his team's disastrous show against India in the ongoing series. SLC vice president Mohan de Silva confirmed the development.

Along with the former Sri Lanka skipper, the rest of the selection committee also stepped down ahead of the team's fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India on Thursday, according to an espncricinfo report.

The announcement came a couple of days after the hosts lost the third ODI in Pallekele, and conceded the five-match series 3-0. 

The Dinesh Chandimal-led Test team was also whitewashed 0-3 in the Test series preceding the limited overs series.

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