Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, the two former Sri Lankan legends are likely to be included in the high-powered committee which was formed recently to revive Sri Lankan cricket which has taken a downward stroll in the recent years.
The four-member committee will see another cricketing legend Aravinda de Silva apart from Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene along with corporate chief Hemaka Amarasuriya, according to the sports ministry. Earlier, Amarasuriya has been a part of politically-administered interim committees to run the cricket administration twice, since 1990.
The committee is expected to provide long-term and short-term measures to the Sports Minister with an aim to bring back the glorified days of Sri Lankan Cricket.
Notably, Sri Lanka is going through a very bad patch recently. After losing to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, they experienced a whitewash in the home soil against the mighty Indians where they lost 9-0 across all formats of the game. The cricketing body headed by Thilanga Sumathipala received much criticism from the fans and the poor show from the cricketers spurred protests from the fans and ugly demonstrations on the stadium.
With Sri Lanka qualifying for the 2019 World Cup, the Sports Ministry along with all the stakeholders came together to decide about the future of Sri Lankan Cricket and a result the committee was formed.
Jayawardene earlier had given a call for a change in domestic club championship citing that there are too many mediocre clubs lowering the standards of the game.
However, both the cricketers were unavailable for a response.