Thatscricket - News - SL manager quits after Air Base attack
Published: Saturday, February 10, 2001, 21:15 [IST]
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Colombo: The manager of Sri Lankan team quit on Wednesday following a Tamil rebel attack that devastated the country's international airport and a key military Air Base, which he used to command.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Manager Ajith Jayasekara, who is an Air Commodore, said he wanted to be released from his duties at the cricket Board because of Tuesday's rebel attack on the base he once commanded."The interim committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) has acceded to this request and appointed Rumesh Ratnayaye to act as manager of the Sri Lankan team," the Board said.Sri Lanka is currently hosting a tri-nation tournament involving India and New Zealand.