Sri Lanka selectors resign after team’s horror show against India

first_imgThe Sri Lankan selectors have resigned following defeats in the Test and ODI series against India. The islanders were walloped 0-3 in the Test matches and trail the five-match ODI series 0-3.In the aftermath of the horror show, the selection committee headed by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya decided to put in its papers. The selectors have already picked the squads for the last two ODIs and the one-off T20 International. (Also read: Injured Chamara Kapugedera doubtful for fourth ODI vs India )Officially, the selectors will step down only after the tour concludes on September 6. Two months ago, the selection committee had been given a six-month extension. (Also read: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of remainder of India series)However, Sri Lanka’s abysmal performance forced the committee to bow out before its time. (Also read: Lessons to be learnt from crowd troubles aka Eden Gardens 1996 and Pallekele 2017)Sri Lanka whitewashed in a three-Test series in South Africa earlier this year before losing a Test to Bangladesh at home. They barely managed to hold on for a win over Zimbabwe in a one-off Test and were completely exposed by India, the world number one Test team.They have not fared any better in ODIs either, crashing out of the group stages in the Champions Trophy. They were also blanked by South Africa in a five-match ODI series and defeated by Zimbabwe at home before India came visiting.last_img read more