Aravinda de Silva targets World Cup glory
May 31, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka’s former captain and newly-appointed chairman of selectors, has singled out winning the World Cup in 2011 as his "primary responsibility" in his latest role. de Silva, who scored an unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to their only World Cup win, in 1996 against Australia in Lahore, said the national team had to win some major tournaments in its preparation for the ultimate prize, admitted it needed improvement at the top of the order and defended the 40-year-old Sanath Jayasuriya, who had a forgettable World Twenty20.
"My primary aim is to help Sri Lanka win another World Cup," de Silva told reporters in Colombo. "I’ve wanted another team to win a World Cup so that the people of Sri Lanka have something to talk about."
The other members of the committee are Ranjit Fernando, Amal Silva and Shabbir Asgerally. All four members have served in the capacity as selectors in previous committees.