• Last Update 2022-08-09 08:46:00

Cricket: Sri Lanka coach, manager likely to be replaced?


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is most likely to replace the Head Coach and Manager of the Sri Lanka cricket team after the ongoing South Africa series, according to reports.

According to reliable sources, the changes are likely to take place targeting the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, and SLC officials have met the Minister of Sports, Harin Fernando to update him on the development. 

At the meeting, the SLC officials and the Sports Minister have had a lengthy discussion on the Head Coach and Manager of the Sri Lanka cricket team, it is reliably leant. 

However, the Minister of Sports, when inquired by the Sinhala Daily, Lankadeepa had told that he had discussions with the SLC officials with regard to the appointments of officials for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

"Yes, there was a talk about the Head Coach and Manager of the cricket team, but I seriously think that I'm not the person to comment about it. The SLC is planning on a possible work plan for the World Cup and they will continue the discussions among themselves, and will update me on the decisions they have made," the Minister stated.

SLC Chief Executive Officer, Ashley de Silva confirmed that they did meet the Sports Minister to discuss on strategies and other matters with regard to the national team for the World Cup.

"We did meet the Sports Minister to have discussions on strategies and about the best combination for the upcoming World Cup. It was an internal discussion and we are still having discussions on what would be the best combination for the all important event. It's too early to make any statement on anything right now," de Silva told TimesOnline.

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