Mahela Jayawardene slams Lankan board, turns down consultant's role
Mahela Jayawardene slammed the Sri Lankan cricket board and turned down the role of a consultant which was offered to him. He declined it citing the board's ineffectiveness to implement reforms. Earlier this week, the selectors had asked the Government to onboard Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama as consultants. The other players are yet to respond to this request.
Mahela Jayawardene has no trust in the system
With all due respect to the selectors the sports minister i have spent 1 year in the cricket committee 6 months in a special advisory committee no recomendations were implimented. I dont have any trust in the system. If any one wants to buy time please dont use us! https://t.co/tRXyLJ65n3— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) June 14, 2018
Sri Lankan cricket board is in a mess
Sri Lankan cricket administration is in a state of deadlock with the elections pending for the cricket body. The elections were postponed yet again. The cricket body has been in a mess since Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala's term ended last month. The country's sports ministry is hoping that former stars will come out to help.
Jayawardene has had negative experiences with SLC
Jayawardene has had several negative experiences with the board in the recent past. The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer had earlier devised a structure for the long-term growth of domestic cricket. However, it was scrapped when Thilanga Sumathipala took over as Sri Lanka cricket's president. The board elections are expected to take place in the next few months.