Aug 30, 2017

SL selectors resign

Sri Lanka's cricket selectors resigned en masse Tuesday, days after fans hurled abuse and projectiles at the beleaguered national side as they suffered another humiliating thrashing on home soil.

The five selectors, led by former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya, handed a joint letter of resignation to Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, a ministry official told AFP.

The announcement comes midway through India's five-match one-day international tour in Sri Lanka, a series the hosts conceded Sunday with a third straight loss.

BBC Correspondent - Azzam Ameen had tweeted Jayasuriya's resignation letter, in which the latter had stated, "We go with our eyes full of tears and heads held high.

To all the fans we say please have faith in the boys they will deliver, to the boys we say believe in your ability and believe in the fans they will be with you ultimately.. We believe we will keep to our vision and succeed as one team one nation.