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Sri Lanka Cricket pick new selectors; Graeme Labrooy to lead

Jayasuriya and his panel quit during the recent home series against India in which Sri Lanka lost every match across all three formats.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 19, 2017 17:54 IST ]
A file image of the Sri Lankan team during the ICC Champions Trophy.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

Sri Lanka Cricket has a new five-member selection panel led by former test seamer Graeme Labrooy and including two other former test players. The new panel was named on Tuesday, after the former captain, Sanath Jayasuriya's selection committee quit following a string of defeats.

Sri Lanka Cricket manager and former test player Asanka Gurusinha and former test wicketkeeper Gamini Wickremasinghe are also members, plus former first-class players Jeryl Woutersz and Sajith Fernando.

Jayasuriya and his panel quit during the recent home series against India in which Sri Lanka lost every match across all three formats. India routed the hosts 9-0 to set a record win against Sri Lanka, a feat which has never happened before. Sri Lanka also lost the ODI series to Zimbabwe 3-2. Many skippers were changed after Angelo Mathews stepped down after the Zimbabwe loss which gave way to Dinesh Chandimal and then later on Upul Tharanga was made captain. 

The selectors came under heavy criticism for inconsistent selections and for experimenting with too many new players.

(With AP Inputs).

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