Jul 05, 2017

Charlie part 2 is Asanka? Featured

Charlie Austin is already a big headache for Sri Lanka Cricket, and Asanka Wijewardena, manager for Dhanushka Gunatilake, Kusal Mendis and Jeffrey Vandersay, too, is becoming a quite a concern for the institution, SLC sources say.

Coming here from England, Charlie is acting as manager for 10 national cricketers, while Asanka remains in that country and has turned to managing players with the support of a relative of captain Anjelo Mathews.

During the recent England tour, Asanka had even travelled in the team bus and doors remained open for him to places where players and officials only were allowed, according to the sources.

For that, he used an official identity card which he wore.

Selector crony of Asanka

Also, a senior member of the selection committee is said to have close dealings with Asanka, which will influence team selections, critics say.

Played the role of driver

Asanka has no permanent job and temporarily played the role of driver for a former player now with England county cricket.

Sri Lankans living in England are wondering as to how he earns an income.

He had reportedly acted as the go-between for a retired paceman to buy a filling station in the US.