Colombo - Sri Lanka's cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been made the head
of a new five-member selection panel for the national team, Sri Lanka
The 43-year-old star from the 1996 Cricket World
Cup-winning Sri Lankan team said he was keen to encourage younger
players after he was confirmed in the new role on Monday.
looking forward to start a new journey with young talent to steer Sri
Lanka cricket to the winning streak without hurting anyone," Jayasuriya
told the state-run Daily News in comments published on Tuesday.
former captain is now a member of parliament representing the ruling
United People's Freedom Alliance of President Mahinda Rajapakse.
He played 110 Tests, 445 one-day internationals and 31 Twenty20 matches during his career.
The others in the selection board are: Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Hemantha Wickremarathne, Chaminda Mendis and Eric Upashantha.