SLC in talks with three coaches

26 June 2017 08:54 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Within hours after the official announcement of Graham Ford’s resignation, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is talking with three different coaches to finalise any one of  them to be the Head Coach.

This was revealed by the President of SLC Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday.

The post is now vacant following Graham Ford stepping down 15 months working with the team, though his contract was till the 2019 World Cup.

“We are talking to three others”, Sumathipala, said speaking over telephone.

For obvious reasons, he did not name them, but admitted, “Chandika Hathurusinghe is not available. Gurusinha wants Hathuru but he is not available”.

Sumathipala also made it clear that the captain or any senior members of the team will have no say in the selection of the coach. “They will not be consulted”.

Apparently, no direct approach to Hathuru, who is attached with the Bangladesh side is made yet. 

umathipala also defended the decision to bring Asanka Gurusinha from Australia.  Ford is believed to have had expressed his displeasure over Asanka’s involvement with the team.

However, Sumathipala said, “Asanka Gurusinha is not a coach. He is in charge of the team, coordinating with the support staff, selectors, players, High Performance and SLC Board. He was brought in (from Australia) because we want a winning team”, he further added.

So, If everything goes according to the new plan, both teams-Sri Lanka and India- may have a new coach for the home series commencing in Sri Lanka next month.(Bipin Dani)


  Comments - 2

  • Abu Yusuf Monday, 26 June 2017 09:55 AM

    I'm sure the next coach will be apprehensive as there is no job security,

    Roman Monday, 26 June 2017 01:46 PM

    India's new head coach.. its going to be a shocker my friend..

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Tax chief confident of meeting revenue target set for this year

Sri Lanka’s Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is confident of meeting the Rs.

Batti University should be absorbed to national university system: President

The Batticaloa University should be absorbed to the national university syste

Alibaba’s Daraz and Dialog Axiata Sign a Strategic Partnership to Grow Digital Commerce in Sri Lanka

Dialog Axiata Group and Daraz Sri Lanka have entered into a strategic partne

Sri Lanka, China agree to renegotiate H’tota Port deal

Sri Lanka and China agreed yesterday to renegotiate the Hambantota Port proje