American Cricket Federation
The American Cricket Federation is very happy to announce that the captain of the 1996 World Cup-winning Sri Lanka squad, Arjuna Ranatunga, will be joining its 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.
“Arjuna Ranatunga never backed away from a challenge, whether he was leading an underdog squad to glory at the World Cup or standing up for his principles in the public arena,” said ACF CEO Jamie Harrison. “We at the ACF, which itself has fought for respect as an underdog, have the greatest respect for Arjuna’s courage and leadership abilities, and we look forward to his contributions to American cricket.”