Mahela Jayawardene
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Last Update on: June 15th, 2018 at 03:48 pm

Former Sri Lanka skipper, Mahela Jayawardene has rejected a request to provide consultancy services to the struggling national team, saying he has no trust in the system.

Meanwhile, national selectors made a formal request to a special committee advising on how to return to winning ways.

The committee included legends like Jayawardene and Kumara Sangakkara.

Last year Sri Lanka suffered a series Test and One-Day whitewash to India on home soil. To add to the dismay, they lost a one-day series to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe, also held in Sri Lanka, and crashed out of the Champions Trophy early.

Moreover, they are now 1-0 down against Windies in the ongoing Test series. To make it worse, Windies bowled them for a mere 253 in the first drop of the second Test.

Mahela Jayawardene Snubs Desperate Sri Lanka Selectors
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Previously, Jayawardene was appointed to a special panel to advise the then-sports minister on corrective measures.

However, on Thursday he accused the board is not using his recommendations. He also added he did not want a repeat of the experience.

I dont have any trust in the system. If any one wants to buy time please don’t use us!” he said on Twitter.

The 41-year old Jayawardene scored 11,814 Test runs playing in 149 Test matches. He also made 448 one-day international appearances, scoring a century during Sri Lanka’s defeat by India in the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai, as well as playing in 55 T20 Internationals.

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