Asantha de Mel has resigned as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee on the orders of Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa.
de Mel, who first resigned from the post of Sri Lanka Cricket Manager on the orders of the Minister of Sports, has also resigned from the post of Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee.
A new selection committee has been appointed on the instructions of the President of the National Sports Council, Mahela Jayawardena, based on the forthcoming South African Cricket Tournament.
Meanwhile, the Minister has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket to pay more attention to the discipline and fitness of cricket players and to expedite the development of a new system for paying cricket players based on merit and performance.
Paul Curie, the physiotherapist of the team and Krishantha Gamage, physical trainer and trainer S. Ajantha has also been removed from those posts.
Physiotherapist Paul Currie and physical trainer Krishantha Gamage have been removed from their posts over allegations that they altered the fitness data of cricketer Thisara Perera.