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Craig Howard joins Sri Lanka Cricket as spin coach on two-year contract

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Colombo, Feb. 5 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former Australian First Class Cricketer Craig Howard as the National Spin Bowling Coach.

The 49-year-old Howard also known as Howie, was the spin bowling coach of the New Zealand White Ferns team and the Victorian Men’s First Class team before taking over the new role.

The SLC said that Howard will assume the duties of the national team, starting with the ODI series of the ongoing Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka.

He is assigned a two-year contract, which commenced on February 1, 2024.

A Qualified Level 3 Cricket Coach from Cricket Australia, Craig has held a 12-year stint as the Consultant Coach of Cricket Australia.

As Cricket Australia’s consultant coach, he has worked on CA’s spin weeks, head of spin bowling for pathways, and national teams.

He has also functioned as the assistant coach on tours for the Australia ‘A’, Cricket Australia XI, and Under-19 teams across the men’s and women’s systems.

Craig has also worked as the spin bowling coach for the South Australian Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers during a four-year period, spanning from 2011 to 2015.


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  • hoodwinker Monday, 05 February 2024 10:23 PM

    WOW! Majoroty of SL Cricket lover's would think we have /had the best spin master's and this is going to verry interesting to watch

    Bimal Tuesday, 06 February 2024 03:12 AM

    Can this guy even be a match for any of our ex super star coaches .SL cricket wants noddy t a bias type servile people whom.rhey can manipulate as per the whips and fancies of cricket bookie commands

    Don Tuesday, 06 February 2024 03:25 AM

    I think this is a good idea. Our spin bowlers are bullies on South Asian spin tracks but very flat on foreign wickets especially in Australian and South Africa. They need to learn how to bowl on bouncy wickets. It is about variations and line and length. This is why Warne is considered as the best spinner on bouncy wickets.

    Jude Tuesday, 06 February 2024 04:04 AM

    This guy Howard NEVER played any international cricket Test or ODI!!! Maybe our spinners can teach him some tricks of the trade!!

    Jude Tuesday, 06 February 2024 07:23 AM

    Can't understand This hiring of the new Spin bowling coach, can't understand the rationale behind the hiring!! What's the criterion!??? When it's come to Spin bowling we hardly need a foreign coach!! Our local guys good enough to coach our spin bowlers!! Afterall you don't have to getta tutor to teach English to a Brit!! Huh.

    Concerned Tuesday, 06 February 2024 07:40 AM

    Is this confirmed or johnty rhodes situation? Better ask from Craig Howard regarding this and any update regarding Johnty Rhodes situation

    Sambo Tuesday, 06 February 2024 08:37 AM

    There are more officials and coaches in the team than players and we still keep loosing. Our players have never be consistent.

    Trevor Pereira Tuesday, 06 February 2024 10:43 AM

    Never heard this name in Australia as a Cricketer..!

    Jamal Kudu Tuesday, 06 February 2024 12:44 PM

    What? They have hired a lesser known Australian to coach a team that had many world class spinners, miracles happen in Sri Lanka only.

    Sanath Peiris Tuesday, 06 February 2024 02:59 PM

    Howard WHO......?


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