No doubt about who will be Sri Lanka's next chief cricket selector

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Sanath JayasuriyaThere has been speculation in the media in recent days that a Sri Lankan minister, a politician, is going to replace Ashantha de Mel, the current chairman of selectors. It's not going to be just any minister, but a man the Sri Lankan president is extremely close friends with - Sanath Jayasuriya.

So far, the media has been unable to confirm if Jayasuriya will be a part of the selection panel. Likewise, a lot of the talk about Jayasuriya becoming chief selector is also speculation, as no one from SLC or the Sports Ministry has confirmed it.

The outgoing chief selector de Mel is a relative of the Rajapaksa family, and appointing Jayasuriya to replace him is yet another case of the president placing people he trusts into various positions within powerful sectors in Sri Lanka.

The Ceylon Daily News is one of the state's propaganda tools, and today the newspaper reported on its website that Jayasuriya is "tipped" to head the selection panel.

This is perhaps a good indication of who the new chairman of selectors will be - a government minister! So much for the ICC's attempt to root out political interference at SLC! No?

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Ranjan Rodrigo's picture
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SL Cricket admin stinks.If Sanath is appointed. I will not touch SL cricket even with a barge pole.
Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

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ape welawata sana cricket hodata sellam karana kale ipl thibbe na , nathnam mu aniwa ehegihin padinchi wenawa. salli walata ona deyak karai .

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Comment #2: oya danna deyak ne.ipl walata e concept eka awe icl walin.1st icl ekata sanata awa sl gahanawata wada 9 times offer ekak kapil dev gen.etakota ipl hitalawat ne.sana retire wena kale nisa eka gahanna tibba.eka gehuwot aya national gahanna be.eth gehuwe ne.ekata sanga 2007 wc eken passe pakistan ekka odi 4k gehuwa ekata sanga ne.eya salliwalata country gahanna giya.ads marketin salli hoyanne sanata wada eya.sanat ipl gehuwata lankawata gahanna redy.mahela sanga wage precident hamba une ne.
Politics adala club precident selection waladi.player selection walata ehema ekak adala ne.adala wenne playerslat politics karanawanam .lorgatge report ekata anuwa sanata wagema playertat be ehenam.politics selection adala ne.club chanda bord eke chair ekakata awot witarai adala.meke cmnt dana aya podi aya wage hitanne.media katakatha walin kiyana de aththada boruda balanne piliganna aya.

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sanga witharak nevi e tour eka murali ,vass tath miss una ekattiya thundenama county gahanna giya salli walata, btw match 4k newi match 3i gahuwe ,but sana county gahanna select welahitiye na , eka hinda apita kiyanna ba eya noyyai kiyala ...mekata anith playersla gawa ganna hoda na , ehema baluwoth ape playersla okkamala salli passe yana minissu .. mathaka ne ipl asse watichch Dilshan ge palawene england captancy tour eka ? dily witharai england kalin giye .
namuth sana watila inne poltics kiyana leda godaka , kawru monawa kiwwwath lakawe politics wal gawichch porak clean wenna amarui.. kamththen ho akamaththe ( nathnam sudu van thama) santa poltics walta onawidihata wada karanna wenawa.

(Last edited by sdf on January 25, 2013 - 21:03)
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anyways mage palaweni comment eka poddak sarawadi & mata sakshith nane ehama kiyanna .ai sana politics walta set une? ai sana indiyawe pada walata anathuwe? kawada danne mona hethuwak hindanda kiyala salli hindama wenne nathwa thi.so i'm sorry sakshi nathuwa mama ehema deyak kiyana eka hodana ,so i'm apologizing from all the sana fans :)

(Last edited by sdf on January 25, 2013 - 21:32)
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everyone say bye bye to sanga now!!!! LOOOOL

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