Marvan appointed new Coach

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Former Cricketer Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the National Team Head Coach and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach with immediate effect, the Sri Lanka Cricket announced.

These appointments will be for the upcoming Ireland & England tour and the South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, it added.
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  • sarath Saturday, 26 April 2014 01:05 AM

    It is always better to have the wooden knife sharpener (kethi kanda) than the blacksmith shop (kammala) which far away

    Buwa Friday, 25 April 2014 10:22 AM

    [quote name="damitha"]Marvan got the batting coach because of family connection. HIs whole career, he was driving with one hand, how can the media say he is the perfect technical batsman. We need a foreign coach to prepare mentally and physically. With the current mess-up at SLC, which foreign coach wants to face this drama. As soon they get the opportunity, they run away.[/quote]

    this is one of the most idiotic comments I've seen in a while.
    Your knowledge of batting technique is probably limited to book cricket. I can't believe your audacity to think you know better than the likes of Geoff Boycott, Sunil Gavaskar, Richie Benaud, and Ian Chappel regarding batting technique. Joker

    SUNY j fm Melbourne Friday, 25 April 2014 10:24 AM

    Have you ever played cricket.....? Driving with one hand (top hand) accurately is the most difficult thing do ! You need loads of confidence to try this feat at top level......

    badre Friday, 25 April 2014 10:34 AM

    Good move finally.......... Congratulation's Mavan

    Cobra Saturday, 26 April 2014 01:49 AM

    About time too. Congratulations Marvan. We are sure our team will reach new heights under your tutelage and go on to win the Champions and WC trophies. Best of luck to you and the boys!

    Fouzy Friday, 25 April 2014 09:06 PM

    Marvan is a good batsman but that does not make him a good coach. let us wait and see. via DM Android App

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 25 April 2014 10:46 AM

    Good move. Congratulation Marvan and Good luck for SLC.

    Richie Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:22 AM

    Dutchy, its always better to have one of our ex-cricketer as coach. What have the foreign coaches contributed the interest of SL cricket? They are greedy for money and they know that being white skins they can do whatever they want with our good-for nothing SL officials. Ashley shud be shown the door. Marvan knows the players and he will build good rapport with them. My advice to him to listen to the senior players and groom the youngsters. Good luck, Marvan, prove your worth.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:44 AM

    Right choice at last, but for how long?

    Common Sense Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:44 AM

    If anybody thinks that Paul Farbrace had been able to change the mentality and fitness of the Sri Lankan cricketers during the last 3 to 4 months, it is a misconception. He is not deserved to get any credit for our team's performance.

    Main reason is the right decisions taken at the right time in team selections.

    Marvan is one of the technically correct batsman in Sri Lanka and a very good gentleman in all aspects of the life. Congrats! Marvan, you do your job without giving a hearing to any pandits.

    nalaka Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:46 AM

    Are you from Angoda? Marvan was one of the best batsmen produced by Sri Lanka. You idiot Pl checkout his batting record and write.

    Frederick Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:48 AM

    Iam sure he has the technical skills .Better than running after foreign coaches who don't seem to stay there.
    Now that you have appointed him hope the cricket board and public will get behind him and support him in good times and bad.Can't win every time.

    darr Friday, 25 April 2014 12:59 PM

    well done Sri Lanka Marvan do a good job via DM Android App

    tm Saturday, 26 April 2014 08:23 AM

    congrats maavi aiyya via DM Android App

    Spitfire Friday, 25 April 2014 07:41 AM

    Congratulations & get on with the job. Local talent is the best. Best of Luck Sri Lanka wipe the Irish & English boys from the face of the earth and come back jubilant.

    Hassan Friday, 25 April 2014 11:36 AM

    Good luck to Marven.One of the greatest batsmen whom I admire from his School day..

    sam Friday, 25 April 2014 07:47 AM

    great. Very good decision..

    Senaratne Friday, 25 April 2014 07:48 AM

    Excellent move.Thanks SLC for believing in local talent.

    GKA Friday, 25 April 2014 07:50 AM

    Good move and all the best to Marvan.

    cricketer Friday, 25 April 2014 01:28 PM

    excellent move, well done. via DM Android App

    ama Friday, 25 April 2014 01:29 PM

    great... show u color via DM Android App

    BOPORA Friday, 25 April 2014 08:32 AM

    Hip hip hooray. At last we found a Srilankan. Congratulations Mavan! all the the very best

    BOPORA Friday, 25 April 2014 08:35 AM

    Hip hip hooray. At last we found a Srilankan
    Congratulations Marvan!

    Indika Friday, 25 April 2014 05:51 PM

    At least finally SLC at right direction now. This will definitely boost moral if the cricket in SL

    A K A S DE SILVA Friday, 25 April 2014 08:36 AM

    We don't require foreign coaches. Bring back Chandika Htahurusinghe.

    Dutchy Friday, 25 April 2014 12:22 PM

    As you know, he is not the perfect man to coach our team. He was not a very good batsman.

    Sri Lankan, Friday, 25 April 2014 08:52 AM

    We were always looking for a white skin, ....Marvan white enough for this Job, finally our own white Marvan!. Congrats Marvan......

    Janaka Friday, 25 April 2014 08:57 AM

    Let's see whether he will be able to prove that the foreign coach syndrome was a waste of money.
    Janaka

    Mohamed Azmi Friday, 25 April 2014 01:26 PM

    Congratulation !!! Good Luck Marvan

    kith udugama Saturday, 26 April 2014 05:33 AM

    He is a good cricketer and NO " PAS" IN HIS HANDS

    damitha Saturday, 26 April 2014 05:34 AM

    [quote name="dcol"]Hi Damitha,
    How many International matches have you played?
    Seems SLC missed to appoint you as a consultant[/quote]

    You don't need to play international cricket to see a batsman's downfall. I have played in a top Colombo school and two of my teammates played for Sri Lanka. One is world class cricketer who played in Sri Lanka's first world cup winning team.

    Fair N Square Friday, 25 April 2014 09:10 AM

    He was a good captain and a PR person, he was not given his due place until now.. he may not perform over night ..let him settle down and make the necessary changes... to bolster and gel with the players... this move also saves us the foreign exchange.. Also slc should pay him what the last coach was paid... irrespective of whether he is local or not... isnt he also the brother in law of the Ranatunga's?

    damitha Friday, 25 April 2014 09:26 AM

    Marvan got the batting coach because of family connection. HIs whole career, he was driving with one hand, how can the media say he is the perfect technical batsman. We need a foreign coach to prepare mentally and physically. With the current mess-up at SLC, which foreign coach wants to face this drama. As soon they get the opportunity, they run away.

    jayasekara Friday, 25 April 2014 09:26 AM

    All the best good luck with the important duty

    Patriot Friday, 25 April 2014 09:00 PM

    BIL of SEC gets the job. Not a surprise.

    Nalin Friday, 25 April 2014 09:32 AM

    When our boys win trophies others get credit & thus get their market price increased. Good lesson for SLC.
    BEST WISHES MARVON!
    Show your colours.

    Linus Friday, 25 April 2014 09:35 AM

    It's about time we had a Sri Lankan coach, good luck Marvan.

    AJJA Friday, 25 April 2014 09:36 AM

    A true gentleman in Cricket

    Naren Friday, 25 April 2014 09:41 AM

    If possible appoint Thilan Samaraweera as the batting coach.

    Alex Saturday, 26 April 2014 06:37 AM

    Good comment. Agree.

    dickey bird Friday, 25 April 2014 10:01 AM

    It was the performance of our cricketers that catapulted a 2nd XI coach from Yorkshire who was earlier kicked out of Kent to limelight.
    Untill then, the English never took notice of him.

    Paul Farbrace has any gratitude, he must be ever grateful to the SLC and the Cricketers who propelled him to the limelight in a short period of (04) moths.

    lets wait and see when he is ever going to enjoy a open roof top bus ride through town with throng of supporters lined up along the street to a heroes welcome????????
    MONEY CAN'T BUY SUCH MOMENTS.............

    We await the sri Lankans to turn the screws on the englishmen.

    dcol Friday, 25 April 2014 10:01 AM

    Hi Damitha,
    How many International matches have you played?
    Seems SLC missed to appoint you as a consultant

    prem Friday, 25 April 2014 10:08 AM

    Mavan showed his ability to batting,Damith go threw past Cricket history and study there for he don't need any support to come this possition.


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