Sri Lanka shakes up cricket after poor run


Sri Lanka shook up the domestic cricket scene Thursday by appointing a new panel to choose future players, following the national team’s abysmal performance during their current tour of South Africa. Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage named a four-member panel of selectors headed by Asantha de Mel, a former national player, and gave them one year to put the team in order, his spokesman said. “The minister made the appointment for a period of one year and they will be entrusted with selecting the national team and suggesting ways to improve overall performance,” Harsha Abeykoon said.