Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Sunday appointed Naveed Nawaz, a former Sri Lanka Check and ODI participant, because the assistant coach of the nationwide crew for a two-year time period, efficient from April 1, 2022.
Nawaz, earlier than taking up the brand new position, was functioning as the top coach of the Bangladesh under-19 crew, the place he led the crew to an ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup win in 2020.
The 48-year-old Nawaz, a left-hand batter who performed one Check and three ODIs for Sri Lanka however was a prolific run-getter in first-class cricket, will oversee the nationwide crew’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh, which may even be the primary such task of the newly-appointed head coach of the nationwide crew Chris Silverwood.
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Silverwood stepped down as England’s chief coach following the Ashes debacle earlier this yr.
SLC additionally stated that Chaminda Vaas, Piyal Wijetunge, Manoj Abeywickrama and Mahinda Halangoda had been appointed to work with the nationwide crew in the course of the Bangladesh tour.
Sri Lanka will play a two-match Check collection in the course of the tour of Bangladesh, underneath the ICC World Check Championship.
Whereas, Vaas would be the fast-bowling coach, Wijetunge and Abeywickrama have been appointed as spin bowling and fielding coaches. Halangoda would be the crew supervisor for the tour.
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