Rumesh Ratnayake appointed as Sri Lankan interim coach
CRICDOT DESK : Sri Lanka has appointed pace bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake as the interim coach for the Zimbabwe tour national team. He is currently working as a high speed bowling coach at the High Performance Center. The two teams must play up to three ODIs against each other. Cricket in Sri Lanka has not yet provided updates on the long-standing replacement of Mickey Arthur, who resigned as head coach last month.
Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahera Jayawalden, recently appointed as an advisor, will travel the Caribbean Sea with the Sri Lankan U19 team and will not tour with the team. Meanwhile, Rubin Peiris has been appointed as the “batting coach” of the national team. The three-game ODI series between the two countries will take place on January 16th, 18th and 21st at Parekel Stadium.
Plans to play the T20I have been put on hold in Sri Lanka’s next series against Australia. Sri Lanka recently won the test series against the West Indies 20 when Arthur last appeared on the team. Mahera Jayawalden was previously opened by his appointment
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Jayawalden was previously opened by appointment as an advisor. He said this was an exciting opportunity for him and his main task was to support the preparation of national coaches.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with domestic players and coaches from various development teams, including the U19 and A teams, to meet the talent and potential of great cricket in Sri Lanka. My mission is to support a team of national coaches and supervisors in preparation and strategic thinking for next year, “Jayawalden previously quoted from a sports star.
“We are pleased to join Mahera for the expanded role of the national team, especially given that Sri Lanka has a strong international calendar in 2022. To the first round of ICC Men`s T20 Mahera’s contribution “The World Cup was invaluable to the team’s overall performance at the completed event,” said Ashley de Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.