Marvan appointed Head Coach

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Sri Lanka former Cricket Captain Marvan Attapattu has been appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket National Head Coach for a two-year term with immediate effect, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.

The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved the decision to appoint Mr. Attapattu according to the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach.

SLC’s coach selection committee interviewed Atapattu, the interim head coach and one other remaining candidate on Tuesday before recommending Atapattu as their preferred choice to the executive committee.

Atapattu who was appointed head coach after Englishman Paul Farbrace suddenly left the job in April oversaw Sri Lanka’s record victory in England and helped Sri Lanka to a series triumph against Pakistan both in Test and ODI series.

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  • naqsh1 Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:16 AM

    Right decision by the gutty SLC comm especially to Nishantha, Mohan & Hirantha. They have cricketing sense in their heads. Raheem, Immediate Past President of Malay CC

    dharshan Wednesday, 24 September 2014 02:14 PM

    A Sri Lankan coach! Marvan can do it. Tough assignment in Aussie/NZ. But the best will be brought out. congradulations!

    Siresena Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:13 PM

    Excellent Choice! But M/S Dharmadasa & N Ranatunge please let him do it his way.

    daya Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:14 PM

    at last the executive comte of slc had the guts to appoint a sriankan
    hats of. mr, minister u should have a back bone to decide.

    Silva Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:16 PM

    Congratulations to Marvan.
    At last SLC has done something right.
    Everybody should cooperate & give him the fullest support.

    Janka Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:17 PM

    Is this why Jayasooriya resigned from the committee?

    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:24 PM

    Congratulations and best wishes to Marvan

    Adam Thursday, 25 September 2014 04:21 PM

    Next step is sacking idiot Ranatunga. As long as that idiot is out we got a chance in next years world cup. via DM Android App

    Lalith Meegoda Wednesday, 24 September 2014 04:03 PM

    Congratulations! !, showed his coaching calibar, would like to watch world cup match between SL vs Bangalidesh , both coaches played together for same school & same country

    Lalith Meegoda Wednesday, 24 September 2014 04:16 PM

    Congratulations! Showed his coaching caliber, would like to watch world cup match between Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, both coaches played together for the same school & the country

    Gehan Perera Wednesday, 24 September 2014 04:40 PM

    Congratulation Marvan and keep it up your good work. You are deserved to be Head Coach of the SLC.

    durang Wednesday, 24 September 2014 04:47 PM


    Silva Wednesday, 24 September 2014 01:19 PM

    This would be the first step to Sri Lanka winning the World Cup in February.

    mohamed sheriff Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:51 PM

    well done .marven is respected by every cricketer.give a chance to our local boy .our goal is world cup 2015.all the best via DM Android App

    Mervin Wednesday, 24 September 2014 01:22 PM

    Over the next 4 months he would have to prepare the fittest side to compete in the WC. Congrats!

    Sim Wednesday, 24 September 2014 01:37 PM


    Sam Friday, 26 September 2014 03:18 AM

    Congrads Marven. The best man has selected. Every one new that Marven is the no.1 man for this job. I think they should get Ramanayake back for fast bowlers coach.

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