Aug 21, 2019

Cold war on T20 captaincy

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has not yet officially appointed a captain for the T20 squad and a cold war has been created between few players regarding the captaincy, reports SLC internal sources.

The Cricket Selection Committee had earlier planned to appoint Lasith Malinga as the captain of the Sri Lanka T20 squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand.

Sports officials say they are yet to make the final decision on T20 captaincy.

It is said that some players have already informed the sports authorities not to appoint Malinga as the captain.

SLC internal sources further reports that, attention has been directed towards appointing Kusal Perera or Niroshan Dickwella as the captain of the Sri Lanka T20 team.

The first T20 match is scheduled to be played at the Pallekele International Stadium on 1 September. It is significant that all three matches are to be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.