Lanka de Silva named Sri Lanka women interim head coach

Lanka de Silva named Sri Lanka women interim head coach


Lanka de Silva named Sri Lanka women interim head coach, the previous Sri Lankan Test wicketkeeper, has been made interim head coach of Sri Lanka ladies, changing Harsha de Silva.

He will probably be in cost till the top of the 12 months whereas Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) searches for a long-term possibility. “Lanka de Silva can also be free to use for the position,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva mentioned. Lanka has lengthy been a coach throughout the Sri Lankan system, and not too long ago laboured with the boys’ Beneath-19 crew.

Lanka de Silva named Sri Lanka women head coach

Sri Lanka would not have any matches scheduled till the top of 2020, with the 2021 ODI World Cup Qualifiers, initially slated to be held within the nation in July this 12 months, pushed again by 12 months. Sri Lanka is prone to stay the host, with its crew competing for one of many three remaining spots for the eight-team 50-over predominant occasion. With the World Cup itself now also postponed until 2022, the early a part of subsequent 12 months has freed up as nicely.

SLC’s resolution to not stick with Harsha as head coach is known to be all the way down to Sri Lanka’s poor performances below him. Sri Lanka misplaced every one of their 19 matches in 2019, and solely gained their recreation towards Bangladesh in this year’s T20 World Cup.

The brand-new coach will even be tasked with rebuilding components of the crew, with all-rounders Shashikala Siriwardene and Sripali Weerakkody having retired over the previous few months.



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