Sri Lanka drops gov't parliamentarian from cricket team for poor form

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Sri Lanka's national cricket selectors have dropped government parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya from the team due to his poor form, said the national team governing body Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday.

The team announced by Sri Lanka Cricket for the Asia Cup cricket tournament did not have Jayasuriya's name.

Jayasuriya, a star player in the national team was elected a government parliamentarian in the election held in April.

"Sanath (Jayasuriya) has obviously had a poor run. We have sidelined him for poor form," Aravinda de Silva, chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket told reporters.

Jayasuriya, the man of the series when Sri Lanka won the world cup in 1996, was the oldest international player and the only elected representative playing international cricket.

At 41 years of age, Jayasuriya has declared his intention to play in the next world cup starting in February 2011.

Asia Cup tournament will take place in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla between June 15 and June 24.

Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are teams participating.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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