Cricket legend named Sri Lanka’s interim coach ahead of limited-overs series vs India


The Indian crew will probably be touring Sri Lanka for 3 T20 Internationals and as many ODIs, beginning July 27.

Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was on Monday named the interim head coach of Sri Lanka’s cricket crew ahead of this month’s white-ball house series towards India with the nation’s board saying that he’s “well-positioned” to information the facet until a “permanent solution” is discovered within the subsequent few months.

The Indian crew will probably be touring Sri Lanka for 3 T20 Internationals and as many ODIs, beginning July 27.

Jayasuriya, who has additionally served as a chief selector up to now, will proceed within the put up until Sri Lanka’s Test tour to England in August-September, comprising three video games.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya as the ‘Interim Head Coach’ of the national team. He will function in the position until the completion of Sri Lanka’s tour of England in September 2024,” the SLC stated in an announcement.

The 55-year-old, a swashbuckling opener in his prime, was named for the interim put up after Englishman Chris Silverwood resigned final week as Sri Lanka head coach.

Silverwood stepped down within the wake of the nation’s disastrous T20 World Cup marketing campaign, throughout which it was ousted from the league stage itself.

One of essentially the most attacking batters of his time, Jayasuriya had lately been a marketing consultant for the crew throughout this yr’s T20 World Cup within the USA and Caribbean.

“Jayasuriya is currently serving as the full-time ‘Cricket Consultant’ of Sri Lanka Cricket. His new appointment comes into immediate effect.” “Sanath with his wealth of international cricketing experience is well positioned to guide the national team, until we find a permanent solution,” stated SLC CEO Ashley De Silva.

Jayasuriya featured in 110 Tests between 1991 and 2007, scoring 6973 runs at a mean of 40.07, with the assistance of 14 centuries and 31 fifties.

In the 445 ODIs he performed, the left-hander struck 13,430 runs at a mean of 32.36, with 28 lots of and 68 half centuries.

He was a key member of the Sri Lankan crew that received 1996 ODI World Cup. He additionally served as Member of Parliament from 2010-15.

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Nilesh Desai
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