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Sangakkara to join squad tomorrow
Published :Friday, 18 March, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 38
Mumbai, March 17: Sri Lanka's new selector Kumar Sangakkara will join the squad in India for the World T20. This was revealed by Mohan De Silva, the Honorary Secretary, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).  
The 39-year-old former wicket-keeper and batsman Sangakkara was made a member of the selection committee a week ago.
"Sanga is a knowledgeable player and will be able to motivate the players", the secretary added.
Kumar Sangakkara, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Ranjith Madurasinghe and Lalith Kaluperuma are the other members of the selection committee headed by Aravinda de Silva.
"Because of Aravinda's other commitments he has no plan to join the squad but there will be a rotation policy among selectors (not necessarily on World T20 Event)", the Secretary added.  
Sangakkara has a superb rapport with team's new coach Graham Ford. Interestingly, Sanga was instrumental in hiring Ford for the Sri Lanka job.
Sanga's inputs to the players will be handy for their match against West Indies on 21st March in Bangalore. 
Sanga retired from Tests in August last year and has joined the selection panel, though for a short term.
Thilanga Sumathipala, the new president of the SLC is also likely to arrive in India for the few matches it is learnt here.

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