Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu hit out at the national selectors, saying he had no faith in them although he planned to play for at least two more years.
Chief selector Asantha de Mel said last week he had hoped to meet Atapattu to sort out any differences, but the former captain told AFP he was not keen to see the officials.
"I did not want to waste my time meeting de Mel. You saw what happened at the World Cup," said Atapattu, who did not figure in a single match despite being in the squad in the Caribbean.
De Mel said last week the selectors wanted Atapattu's experience for next month's Test series in Australia because of his ability to graft runs.
But the former skipper, in a separate interview with a magazine, said he did not have faith in the selectors.
"I notified Sri Lanka Cricket that, consequent to the despicable manner in which I was treated in the recent past...I neither have trust nor faith in the present national selection committee."
"It is my considered view that having any discussions with these selectors will be an absolute waste of time and a fruitless exercise.
"I have no respect for them considering the distasteful manner in which they have treated me in the past eight months or so. This is the problem I have had with them since the issues arose from the 2007 World Cup.
"I have plans to play cricket during the next two years, either in Sri Lanka or abroad."
Atapattu said he had not been approached by the official Indian Premier League (IPL) or the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL), dismissing de Mel's comments that he may have been contracted by the ICL.