Mahela Jayawardene appointed chairman of SSC Cricket Committee
Former Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the Cricket house Committee Chairman at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC).
Former Sri Lanka captain and legend of the game Mahela Jayawardene has replaced former chairman Samantha Dodanwela who has held the position for 10 years uninterrupted. appointed as the Cricket house Committee Chairman at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) unanimously at the Annual General Meeting held at the club premises on 14th July.
Jayawardene is currently the head coach of Mumbai Indians and he will take part in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) if it happens later this year. He debuted for SSC in his first-class career as a schoolboy at 17 years of age and played first-class cricket for SSC throughout his career. He will also become the SSC ExCo member as well with this appointment.
SSC is also Jayawardene’s favourite hunting ground as he notched up his 11th Test ton at this venue. He also holds the record for most runs in a single venue with 2921 runs at SSC with an astonishing average of 74.89.
Sinhalese Sports Club is the most successful club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket, They have won the Premier Trophy a record 32 times with the latest championship title coming in the 2016/17 season.