SLC wishes to retain de Silva's services

Aravinda de Silva will step down as chief selector at the end of the month © AFP

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to retain outgoing chief selector Aravinda de Silva as an “advisor of cricket affairs” – a new loosely-defined position, in which he will be expected to work with the new selectors and national team management. De Silva will step down as chief selector at the end of the month to focus on his business interests, but the board has asked that he stay involved in this consulting role.

“We all know of Aravinda de Silva’s experience, his knowledge and his ability to work constructively with people around him,” SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said. “So we have made this request of him, because our cricket needs to tap into those resources.”

SLC also re-appointed Charith Senanayake as team manager for the tour to England, and Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in July and August. Senanayake had most recently been manager in early 2013, before he was ousted from that role by the Upali Dhardmadasa-led board at the time.

Jerome Jayaratne, who had performed the duties of team manager during the World T20 and Asia Cup, will now be free to focus on his role as assistant coach.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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