Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee Chairman resigns

Colombo, Dec 31 (UNI) Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) interim governing body Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa resigned today from his post amid reports that the island nation's World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga will replace him.

''The Interim Committee Chairman has resigned from his post citing personal commitments. He has tendered his resignation to the Sports Minister today,'' SLC Secretary Kangatharan Mathivanan told UNI over the phone.

Asked on the fate of the remaining members of the incumbent Interim Committee, which has been in office since 2005, Mathivanan said that they have decided to continue ''for the time being.'' Meanwhile, a source confirmed that Ranatunga will be appointed as the interim committee chairman of the SLC later this week.

Well-known as 'Captain Cool', Ranatunga became a national icon after Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 under his captaincy.


Story first published: Monday, December 31, 2007, 14:38 [IST]
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