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Aravinda de Silva steps down as chairman of Sri Lankan Cricket Committee

Former Sri Lanka captain Aravinda de Silva has stepped down as chairman of the national board's cricket committee for personal reasons after roughly a year.

  • PTI
  • May 6th, 2017
  • 10:12:20 IST
Aravinda de Silva steps down as chairman of Sri Lankan Cricket Committee

Former Sri Lanka captain Aravinda de Silva has stepped down as chairman of the national board's cricket committee for personal reasons after roughly a year in the top post, the committee said on Friday.

The veteran's resignation from the post will take effect from 30 June.

File image of Aravinda de Silva. Getty Images

File image of Aravinda de Silva. Getty Images

"It is understandable that (de Silva) needs to prioritise his personal commitments," Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said in a statement.

"He has supported the strategic vision of this administration and been vastly instrumental in many of the developments we have made,"

"We intend to continue to engage Aravinda's expertise in our key cricketing activities on a consultancy basis," Sumathipala added.

The batting great was instrumental in guiding the islanders to their only 50-over World Cup triumph in 1996 before returning to the game as a selector.

Twice chosen as chief selector, Aravinda was instrumental in re-structuring Sri Lanka's coaching programmes with emphasis on home-grown talent.

Updated Date: May 06, 2017 10:12:20 IST

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