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SLC Appoints Former Captain Sanath Jayasuriya As Cricket Consultant 

image-lq64czmzSanath Jayasuriya played 586 internationals for Sri Lanka [X.com]

In a bid to get the house in order, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former captain Sanath Jayasuriya as cricket consultant. Jayasuriya's post is a full-time role and will be for a tenure of one year.

This is the cricketer's first role within SLC after serving his two-year ban from the ICC under its anti-corruption unit in 2019. 

The World Cup winner will be responsible for working alongside coaches and players at SLC's high-performance centre in Khettarama, while also working on skill building for players and overseeing the coaches.  

Here's what SLC statement read

"The appointment of the new committee, which comes into immediate effect, was made by the Honorable Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Harin Fernando. The appointment of Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya as the full-time ‘Cricket Consultant’ for a period of one year, with immediate effect."

Jayasuriya has worked with SLC in the past, both as chief selectors, which was quite controversial.

During his first stint, the opener was accused of favoring a player with governmental ties, while the second term faced criticism for too much overhauling of the national side. 

As a player, Jayasuriya changed the dynamics of One-Day cricket, showing an aggressive approach during the ICC World Cup 1996, which Sri Lanka won. 

Between 1989 and 2011, the 54-year-old played 110 Tests, 445 ODIs, and 31 T20Is, amassing over 21,032 with 42 centuries and 103 fifties, with a top score of 340 in the red-ball format.