Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen former Josephian and versatile coach Harsha De Silva to take charge of the national women’s squad which is presently in preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup to be staged on Caribbean soil in April 2010. Harsha is an Australian Cricket accredited level 111 coach and a prestigious member of cricket coaches’ forum in Australia. He also possesses an “A” class license as a school cricket coach.
Harsha, through his sheer dedication and love for the game of cricket, has proved himself to be one of the much sought after coaches in Sri Lanka at present. In fact, Harsha’s, forte is seen as his passion for results in whatever an assignment he keeps his hands on. His impressive track record as Head Coach of Ragama CC and St Joseph’s College Colombo, his alma mater testifies to his prowess in coaching whereas Ragama CC became joint champs in the Premier Limited over tournament in 2009 and the achievements of St. Joseph’s first X1 during present season is indeed a success story.
Harsha is confident that he could launch a cohesive national program to unearth hidden talent across the country and groom the cream of players to be of national level as far as possible, in a bid to make a wide choice for selection in future. This will certainly help Sri Lanka Cricket to take women’s cricket to the next pedestal to be a force to reckon with, in international cricketing theater and also boost competitiveness in local women’s cricketing circle.
Harsha looks forward positively towards working closely with Sri Lanka Cricket for the betterment of the game in broader perspective.
Sri Lanka Cricket congratulates Harsha on his new appointment as National Coach – Women’s Team and also wish him all the best during his tenure in this capacity.