"A combined letter bearing the names of the above committee has conveyed this decision to sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. According to the letter, their tenure will end on September 7," the ministry was quoted as saying. Angelo Mathews stepped down as Sri Lanka captain from all formats last month after they succumbed to their first ever ODI series defeat against Zimbabwe.
Selectors resign after Sri Lanka's horror run https://t.co/sOCHCGAb5s— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 29, 2017
Dinesh Chandimal was put in charge of the test team who were whitewashed in the test series by India and now face a similar humiliation in ODIs against the neighbours. Irate fans have staged protests over the team's poor form and some of them hurled water bottles to hold up play in Sunday's ODI against India at Pallekele. The selectors have been accused of lacking vision and making frequent changes to the squad but Jayasuriya has blamed it on a spate of injuries that have plagued the side over the last 12 months.
Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya and the rest of the selection committee tender their resignation.— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) August 29, 2017