Aravinda de Silva steps down as SLC chairman

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 6 (ANI): Former Sri Lanka skipper Aravinda de Silva has stepped down as chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) cricket committee for personal reasons. His resignation from the post will take effect from June 30, 2017. "For someone like Aravinda, cricket is a full time occupation. As an administrator of his calibre, he eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. It's understandable that he needs to prioritise his personal commitments - he has supported the strategic vision of this administration and been vastly instrumental in many of the developments we have made," Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said in a statement. "We intend to continue to engage Ari's expertise in our key cricketing activities on a consultancy basis" he concluded. Twice chosen as chief selector, Aravinda, who was instrumental in guiding Sri Lanka to their only 50-over World Cup triumph in 1996, was instrumental in re-structuring Sri Lanka's coaching programmes with emphasis on home-grown talent. The cricket committee was formed in March 2016 to evaluate the existing stratagem of the SLC and to make technical recommendations that would revamp the structure. (ANI)