INDIANAPOLIS, JULY 23 : The American Cricket Federation Chief Executive Officer Jamie Harrison today announced that captain of the 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lanka squad, Arjuna Ranatunga, will be joining the ACF Honorary Advisory Board.
Ranatunga served as the captain of Sri Lanka for much of the 1990s, and he amassed over 5,000 runs in his Test career, plus nearly 7,500 in ODIs. He is currently a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from Kalutara District and is known to be an outspoken voice where cricket administration is concerned.
“What I see from the ACF is people from all backgrounds coming together, without concern for self-interest, to push cricket forward in the United States,” said Ranatunga. “I see leaders who will not compromise in the face of adversity, and that’s a very good sign for American cricket.
“I am excited to be a part of this great future for cricket in the United States.”
Ranatunga joins existing HAB members Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, Shaun Pollock, Michael Holding, Stuart MacGill, Damien Martyn, Nathan Bracken, Alvin Kallicharran, Niall O’Brien, Vince Adams and Stephen Rooke.