Ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee

Mahela Jayawardene

May 13, 2016 (LBO) – Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardena has been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding more cricketing experience to the Committee, the International Cricket Council said.

Apart from Jayawardena, Former India captain Rahul Dravid has also been appointed to the Committee.

Dravid and Jayawardena have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each have been appointed for a three-year term.

They will attend their first meeting at Lord’s on 31 May and 1 June, three weeks before the ICC Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jayawardena has been appointed as a past player representative and takes over from former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who has also completed his final three-year term.

Jayawardena yesterday posting a note on twitter about Kusal Janith’s unfortunate situation expressed his disappointment over the ICC system and process of testing for anti-doping.

Meanwhile, Anil Kumble has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for a three-year term. The former India captain was appointed as the Chair in 2012 and will now continue to head the group until 2018.

The ICC Cricket Committee is representative of all stakeholders in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media.

It is empowered to make recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if the matter is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval.