Upul Tharanga named as Chairman of new Cricket Selection Committee

Appointment of New Cricket Selection Committee

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Upul Tharanga named as chairman

Former Sri Lanka Captain Upul Tharanga has been named as the Chairman of the new Cricket Selection Committee.

Sports Minister Harin Fernando revealed this today (04th December) when he joined the Parliament debate for the Sports Ministry’s budget for 2024.

Tharanga will replace outgoing Chairman Pramodya Wickramasinghe, who served in the post since April, 2021. Tharanga has represented Sri Lanka in 292 matches (31 Tests, 235 ODIs, 26 T20Is) and accumulated 9112 runs with 18 centuries. He had captained the national team in 21 ODIs and 6 T20Is from 2016 to 2017

According to reliable sources, the other members in Tharanga’s committee are set to be former Sri Lankan Cricketers Ajantha Mendis and Tharanga Paranavithana.

The Tharanga-led Selection Committee’s first assignment will be to pick the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming white-ball series against Zimbabwe.