Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held yesterday.
Manager – Sri Lanka ‘A’
Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne has been appointed as the Manager of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team for a period of one year from 1st of September 2013. The appointment of a Team Manager will ensure that Team is well maintained with regard to training, logistics, player development programmes, to ensure scheduling of practices & training are carried out efficiently & effectively by the support staff.
Day Night Test Match against Pakistan
After consultation and discussions with the National Team Management and support staff , and since the national team players have not practiced under lights and with the new Pink Ball, The Executive Committee decided to stand by the decision taken by the National Team Management, and to inform Pakistan Cricket Board that SLC is not willing to play a Day Night Test Match as requested by PCB in this instant.
Coach – National Women’s Team
Mr. Jeewantha Kulatunga has been appointed as the Coach of the Sri Lanka Women’s Team for a period of two years from 1st of September 2013. There were 18 applications in all and 9 were shortlisted. After a evaluation by a eminent panel including Vice President Mohan De Silva, Treasurer Nuski Mohamed, Shammi Silva, Ranjith Fernando – Chairman Coaching & Cricket Committee & SLC Actg. CEO Ashley De Silva, Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne, Actg. HOCO Carlton Bernadus and based on their presentation & the viva, the above named was selected considering his cricketing background and how he has evolved in his short tenure in coaching.