Sangakkara doesn’t foresee leadership vacuum
Apr 6, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Kumar Sangakkara has sought to allay fears that there will be a vacuum left in the leadership of the Sri Lankan team after his resignation from captaincy by saying that there was no dearth of men who could take up the role. "I think we have Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews. We have Lasith Malinga and Upul Tharanga for the shorter versions," Sangakkara said. "We have enough candidates to pick from."
Given that the coach’s position is also currently vacant, Sangakkara said that this was the right time for a change of captain. "I think the job now is to select a long-term candidate who is able to leave his own mark on Sri Lankan cricket and build the team he wants to build. Also we will be appointing a new coach so it will be nice if everyone starts afresh.
"I think as a cricket playing country this is the time that we have to plan for the future and the future starts now. Not in another six months’ time, not in another year, especially if you are building towards the World Twenty20 and the 2015 World Cup. When a World Cup ends, it’s time for a change in leadership."