Island Cricket

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

[Video] Somchandra De Silva in action | 1984/85

Former Sri Lankan legspinner Somachandra de Silva was appointed recently as cricket advisor to the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse, to develop and spread the game in the country's war-hit north and north-eastern regions.

The move was part of the president's initiative to try and increase the representation of players of Tamil-speaking origin in the national team.

De Silva, who played 12 Tests for Sri Lanka and captained in two of them, was appointed on the basis of his experience in coaching school teams in Sri Lanka and England.


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