T.M. Dilshan Appointed as National Captain

Attention All Print and Electronic Media
From Media Unit – Sri Lanka Cricket
Subject T.M. Dilshan Appointed as National Captain
Date April 18, 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce the appointment of T.M. Dilshan as the National Captain in all 3 formats of the game for Sri Lanka’s tour of England in May 2011.

The National Selectors have postponed the appointment of a Vice Captain, since the prospective candidates are nursing injuries, and their availability for the forthcoming tour is still in question.

Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the media updated on further developments pertaining to the appointment of the Vice Captain in due course.

“Thank you once again for you continued support to Sri Lanka Cricket”

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Brian Thomas
Media Manager
Sri Lanka Cricket

  • Sahan

    Ah finally it happened. All the comments I made regarding this subject seem to be wasted. Ok never mind.. coz, Dilshan’s been appointed for all format of the game without letting it holding to Sangakkara who has been a total failure.
    Let us see what will happen in upcoming England tour. But still i am under the impression of that, it should have been given to Mahela or Mathews regarding all the positive things i pointed on him in earlier articles. But i still have hopes on Mahela and Mathews on behalf of our cricket and our whole Nation.

  • Ajay

    I hope this decision is only for England Tour.
    I guess Angelo Mathews should have been made the captain, or you could have even asked Sanga to continue for 6 months, and would have appointed Dilshan or Angelo as Vice Captain, so that they could have learned the skills
    Anyways All the Best for Sri Lanka Cricket

  • ran

    I think bad selection. Actually we need young captain . Less then 30 years.
    better option slc have give chance to sanga to countive at least 01 years ( next t20) than deputy should be tharanga/ Angolw
    but slc doing foolish one

    bad cricket. Bad political

  • Dylan

    All the best to the incoming captain of Sri Lanka. But the promotion is no better than Sangakkara or Jayawardene as captain because Dilshan is older than both of them…

    This defeats the purpose of Sangakkara’s resignation???

  • HERO

    good selestion …..

  • KK

    HI WHAT IS THE JOKE? Sanga was 33 , but he informed to we need young captancy for our team but 34 age Dilshan is less young sanga.

    Why you have give chance to Tharanga. he was good player oid & test . but Selection committee only not given to him Test. foolish cricket.

    many youngust are there . Lahiru. Chandimal. Nuwan preedp. Banuka. Schitra . than what happan to them.

    please get some example from india. they are givan chance. riana. v, koli. aswin also in w. c /
    but our cricket …………….?

    kk- ksa

  • boss

    Congradz Dilly !
    Please be COOL as much as possible.