There’s more to his resignation than meets the eye

A “clash of eras” is in the offing. Rumours are circulating of an unforeseen “dictatorship” within the Cricket Technical Advisory Committee appointed by the Sports Minister with the unexpected stepping down of Roshan Mahanama.

Mahanama, regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s most respected cricketers of the evolutionary era, later rose to Match Referee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after his retirement as an active cricketer in 1999. He started that job in 2004, retiring after officiating at a combined 318 international games across all three formats. There, too, Mahanama was in a situation which had tempted him to retire but he did not speak about it with outsiders…

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