Jayasuriya given six-month extension as Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors

Jayasuriya will continue on as chairman of selectors until the end of 2017

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that Sanath Jayasuriya will continue on as Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors for another six months.

Last month, there were doubts about whether Jayasuriya would retain his job after he allegedly leaked a sex tape of him and his ex-wife Maleeka Sirisenage.

The rest of the selection committee was given the same extension, meaning that they will keep hold of their positions until the end of the year as their term expired on June 30.

Earlier, Sri Lanka sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had said that a new selection committee would replace the current one, but he refrained from going through with it after receiving a request from SLC.

“SLC wanted continuity and requested me to retain the same set of selectors,” Jayasekara told Cricbuzz.

Other than Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s selection panel includes Asanka Gurusinha, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Ranjith Madurasinghe and Eric Upashantha.

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