Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday appointed former captain Sanath Jayasuriya as a Cricket Consultant.

Accordingly, the cricketing legend will oversee all teams that attend the SLC’s High Performance Centre.

Jayasuriya, who was a member of the 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lanka team, is expected to fulfill his role as a consultant by providing his expertise in several key areas such as training and coaching, and the overall development of the national squad.

Currently, former Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardena also serves as a consultant coach to the national team.