Jayawardene Appointed as a Head of National Sports Council Sri Lanka
Legendary cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the head of Sri Lanka’s National Sports Council. Another star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is also a member of the committee.
The country’s sports minister Namal Rajapaksa approved the new committee. Whose job will be to advise the Ministry of Sports on sports-related matters?
In addition to cricketers, the 15-member council also includes basketball players, racers and swimmers. Outside the stadium, sports lawyers, businessmen, former and current army officers are also in various positions.
In July this year, Mahela Jayawardene became the chairman of the Shinhall Sports Club (SSC) cricket house committee. The 43-year-old batsman also deserves praise in Sri Lankan cricket for his captaincy.
Sri Lanka played in the final of the 2006 World Cup under Jayawardene, who owns about 26,000 international runs. He is working as a consultant and coach of different teams. He is currently in charge of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and has won two titles.
Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara, who got a place as a member of the council, is also with cricket at the end of his colourful career. He became the first non-British president of the MCC last year. In his 15-year international career, he has scored more than 26,000 runs in Sri Lankan jerseys.