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Sri Lanka’s chief selector resigns

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Published: 18:25, 28 January 2021  
Sri Lanka’s chief selector resigns

Ashantha de Mel has resigned as Sri Lanka's chief selector following the 2-0 loss to England in the home Test series, reports espncricinfo.

Sri Lanka had also recently lost 2-0 in South Africa. De Mel said it had always been his plan to resign as selector at the conclusion of this series.

He had also stepped down as team manager - a post he had simultaneously held - several days prior. He had held both roles since November 2018.

"I was planning to resign from both anyway, so I was waiting for the second Test [against England] to be over," he told ESPNcricinfo. "With the manager's role, they needed the next manager to get visas ready for an upcoming tour. So I announced that earlier. I feel now it's time for me to move on. It's been two years."

Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed that Jerome Jayaratne, who has held various roles within the team, including as interim head coach in 2015 and 2016, will take up the manager's position. There is no news yet as to who might be part of a fresh selection committee._Agencies.