Colombo: Former Sri Lankan legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are likely to be included in a committee which has been formed to revive Sri Lankan cricket, which has been on the decline ever since they retired from international cricket.
The duo could end up joining Aravinda De Silva and corporate head Hemaka Amarasuriya in the committee according to sources in the Sri Lankan sports ministry.
The work of the committee would be to suggest both and short-term and long-term corrective measures to sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. A senior sports ministry official would also be in the committee.
This happened as a result of the sports ministry conducted meeting for all the stakeholders to discuss the dismal performance of the national team in recent times.
They were battered and bruised in the home series against India as they were handed a clean sweep (9-0) across all formats. They also had lost to Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), led by Thilanga Sumathipala had to deal with a lot of criticism from the fans, who expressed their frustration and disappointment against the national team on several occasions during the series against India.
Jayawardene had batted for the idea of changing the entire structure of the domestic club championship as he felt that the participating mediocre clubs were bringing down the standard of the competition.