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Former Test Player Greame Labrooy Appointed New Chief Selector by SLC

AFP |September 19, 2017, 4:15 PM IST
Former Test Player Greame Labrooy Appointed New Chief Selector by SLC

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday appointed former Test player Graeme Labrooy as the chief selector, days before a two-Test series kicks off in the UAE against Pakistan.

Labrooy's appointment comes after a selection panel led by batting great Sanath Jayasuriya resigned en masse following the team's humiliating 3-0 whitewash at home to India in a recent three-match Test series.

Sri Lanka also went on to lose a five-match one-day international series and a one-off T20 game against India.

"The new selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test squad to take on Pakistan in their tour of UAE (United Arab Emirates) commencing early next week," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The 53-year-old Labrooy played nine Tests for Sri Lanka, taking 27 wickets at an economy rate of 3.31.

Gamini Wickremasinghe, Jeryl Woutersz, Sajith Fernando and Asanka Gurusinha are the other members of the new panel.

The Test series with Pakistan beginning September 28 will see Sri Lanka play their first ever day-and-night game.

The teams are also due to play five ODIs and three T20s, one of which is tentatively scheduled to be played in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sri Lanka are placed seventh among the 10 Test playing nations and Pakistan sixth.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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