Naveed Nawaz, Chaminda Vaas join Sri Lanka men’s coaching staff

Nawaz had lately been Bangladesh’s Underneath-19 coach, and had overseen that facet’s victory within the 2020 Underneath-19 World Cup. The time period of his appointment is 2 years.

Additionally appointed to Sri Lanka’s teaching workers is former seam bowler Chaminda Vaas, who has been bowling coach in a number of stints over the previous 10 years. Piyal Wijetunge, for years the lead spin bowling coach within the nation, has additionally been added to the highest crew’s workers as properly, whereas Manoj Abeywickrama has been named fielding coach. These coaches, nevertheless, have solely been appointed till the tip of Sri Lanka’s forthcoming Bangladesh tour, in Could.

Nawaz had even been thought of for the pinnacle coach function as Sri Lanka sought to switch Mickey Arthur, over the previous few months, however it’s understood that finally the choice was made to nominate a better-heeled worldwide coach. In Bangladesh, Nawaz had performed a job in growing younger gamers comparable to Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, Shoriful Islam, and Shamim Hossain, who’ve all since graduated to the senior males’s facet.

As a participant, Nawaz performed one Take a look at and three ODIs for Sri Lanka, and was a drive in first-class cricket within the late Nineties and early 2000s, hitting 6892 runs at a mean of 36.27

Vaas’ reappointment, in the meantime, comes solely months after the board declined to resume his contract in December final 12 months. He had been Sri Lanka’s bowling coach beneath Mickey Arthur, however didn’t do the job on the current tour of India.

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