SLC to look for new talent

With the national cricket team going through a bad patch, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has named two selectors to look for new talent.

According to the Cricket Board, a decision was taken last evening based on a recommendation of the Cricket Committee, to appoint Promodya Wickramasinghe and Hashan Thilakaratne, both who are full time selectors, to scout for new talent.

The first Executive Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket was held last evening presided by the President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.

At the meeting it was decided to conduct a brain storming session representing all stakeholders, past National captains, coaches, and administrators of clubs, district, provincial, premier and National, to develop a strategic plan for a competitive domestic cricket structure for a period of 5 years.

It was also decided to review the present SLC strategic plan and formulate a 7 year strategic plan along with the budgets.

Independent panel was also named to nominate Umpires to the ICC Panel of Umpires for the year 2013/2014. The panel will include K . Mathivanan, Nuski Mohamed, Srinath Silva, A.R.M. Arroz, Chairman Umpires Committee, Ashley De Silva, Acting CEO and Carlton Bernadus Acting Head of Cricket Operations.

The premier umpires policy will also be changed keeping in line with the ICC guidelines and Anti – Corruption Policy.

It was also decided to offer National team contracts in 4 categories for Women Cricketers in order to professionalize women’s cricket in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)