Colombo 5th November 2017,
Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced that 4 of its Specialist Consultant Coaches – namely Hashan Thilakaratne, Avishka Gunawardena, Hemantha Devepriya and Oshadi Weerasinghe would be travelling to the UAE later this month to complete their ICC Level 3 Coaching certification.
The Specialists coaches who have been working the National teams over the past months will participate in the ICC Acadamy Level 3 Coaching Course at the Dubai Sports City on the sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket which views it as a strategic investment into Specialist resources.
The selected coaches are currently employed as SLC Specialist Consultant Coaches and are assigned to various National teams.
Meanwhile SLC also announced today the recruitment of former Sri Lanka right hand batsman Thilan Samaraweera as Batting coach to the National Team for a period of 3 years. Samaraweera known for his patient and relentless batting style was most recently batting consultant with the Bangladesh team.
Samaraweera ended his career in March 2013, retiring from International Cricket with career averages of 48.76 with a highest score of 231 in 81 Test matches and 27.80 with a highest score of 105* in 53 ODI games.