Sri Lanka’s Chandana quits in disgust

Sept 5, 2007 (AFP) – All-rounder Upul Chandana, one of Sri Lanka’s 1996 world cup winning team, on Wednesday announced he had quit international cricket and accused the selectors of treating him shabbily. “I was hoping to get selected for the world cup after doing consistently well in domestic cricket. It did not happen and when I was not selected for the Twenty-20 I thought I should quit playing international cricket”, Chandana, 35 told reporters.

“I feel I was treated very unfair by the administrators”, said the leg spinner who had had a season with the English county Gloucestershire.

Chandana said he had not been approached by the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL).

“I will have to think about it then (if approached),” he said.

The lower-order batsman played 16 Tests between 1999 and 2005 and 147 one day internationals between 1994 and 2007.

His name, along with that of Sanath Jayasuriya, Russel Arnold and former captain Marvan Atapattu, has been linked with the ICL.

The Indian league, bankrolled by media baron Subhash Chandra, involves Twenty20 cricket featuring foreign and domestic players. With Sri Lanka warning it will ban any player joining the rebels, no crickete