SLC looks to bring de Silva, Jayawardene on board to arrest national team's decline

ANI | Updated: Sep 11, 2017 16:34 IST

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 11 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to rope in former skipper Aravinda de Silva in an advisory role in an attempt to arrest the decline of the national team.

Along with de Silva, Roshan Mahanama, Brendon Kuruppu, Graeme Labrooy, perhaps even Mahela Jayawardene are the names that SLC is mulling over.

However, it is yet to be seen whether these players are willing to become associated with SLC given its present state remains to be seen.

De Silva, who resigned from his position of head of cricket committee after differences with the officials of cricket board earlier in May, would return to his role, reports ESPNcricinfo.

It is also believed that the SLC would like Mahanama, Kuruppu and Labrooy to become selectors, to replace the Sanath Jayasuriya-led committee that resigned earlier in the month. And it is also speculated that Jayawardene might be roped in as a consultant.

Labrooy and Kuruppu have confirmed that they have been approached by the cricket board while Mahanama has not confirmed the same.

Sri Lanka had to face a humiliating whitewash against India and thus have been drawing flak both from former cricketers and fans.

The defeat against the Virat Kohli-led side came after Sri Lanka lost a home ODI series to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe, and made an early exit from the Champions Trophy.

They also face the danger of not qualifying for the 2019 World Cup automatically. (ANI)

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