Feb 20, 2021

Army Commander rejects Pramodya Featured

The National Sports Selection Committee has been requesting more names in addition to those already recommended by Sri Lanka Cricket for the cricket selection committee, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns.

This is said to be the reason behind the delay of the selection committee being appointed.

Also, chairman of the National Sports Selection Committee - Gen. Shavendra Silva has continuously maintained that Pramodya Wickramasinghe is unfit to be appointed as the selection committee chairman.

It is said that the influence of cricketer Thisara Perera (who is now a Army major) and his wife has played a prominent role behind this rejection.

Thisara Perera is said to be furious with Pramodya after the latter exposed Thisara for failing a recent fitness test but bribing the SLC physiotherapist and masseur into passing him.

Subsequently, both the physiotherapist and masseur involved in the test were sacked.

In this backdrop, the team for the upcoming West Indies tour was selected by two former selectors in the absence of an official selection committee.

Accordingly, as it was the same case with the South African tour, the team for the West Indies tour has not been selected in a legal and accepted manner.