Sri Lanka Cricket names Graeme Labrooy as the chief of new selection panel

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints new five-member selection panel led by former test seamer Graeme Labrooy, and two other former test players Asanka Gurusinha and Gamini Wickremasinghe

AP, Sep, 19 2017

Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has a new five-member selection panel led by former test seamer Graeme Labrooy, and including two other former test players.

File image of former Sri Lanka bowler Graeme Labrooy, who will head the selection committee. AFP

File image of former Sri Lanka bowler Graeme Labrooy, who will head nation's selection committee. AFP

The new panel was named on Tuesday, after 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.

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

Published Date: Sep 19, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 19, 2017



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