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Former Sri Lankan bowler decides to return after ICC suspension


Former Sri Lankan bowler Jayananda Warnaweera has expressed his desire to return to cricket administration. After completing the total three-year suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2018, the Galle chief curator is all set to contest the Galle District Cricket Association elections this year.

Former Lankan bowler Warnaweera decides to return after ICC suspension

The elections were scheduled to be held on March 31 but because of the COVID-19, the same have been indefinitely postponed.

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“Many of my club members and friends want me to contest for the secretary post and I have decided to oblige them,” the 60-year-old former fast bowler and also the off-break bowler said exclusively over telephone from Galle.

“The ICC suspension is a history now and I have learnt my lesson. Now I am committed to perform my new role. I will also guide the curator. I have more than 20-year experience and want to utilise it for the betterment of the game.”

“Galle International Stadium is at my heart and I want to give something to the game,” he added.

Warnaweera played 10 Tests and 6 ODIs, capturing 32 and 6 wickets in respective formats of the game. He served as the chief curator of the Galle International Cricket Stadium, until suspended for three years by the ICC for failing to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in an investigation.

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