SLC New Appointments and Decisions

Media Release

01ST May, 2019

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the following decisions approved by the Executive Committee of the SLC at its meeting held on the 30th April, 2019.

 ‘NATIONAL TEAM’ APPOINTMENTS

  • Team Manager

Mr. Asantha De Mel was appointed as the ‘Team Manager’ of the Sri Lanka Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. De Mel, who is also the Chairman of the National Selection Committee will also function as the ‘Tour Selector’ in addition to his new role during the World Cup.

  • Logistic Manager

Mr. Chandima Mapatuna was appointed as the ‘Logistic Manager’ of the Sri Lanka Team taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mapatuna, who is also the Head of International Cricket of the SLC; will travel with the team for the World Cup.

NATIONAL TEAM SECURITY

In the wake of recent tragic incidents took place in the country, SLC decided to take additional measures to strengthen the security of the ‘National Team’, taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.

The SLC is working on the matter in consultation with the Ministry of Sports and the International Cricket Council.

‘A’ TEAM APPOINTMENTS

Mr. Roy Dias was appointed as the Coach of the ‘A’ team for the upcoming tour of India, which will take place in May, 2019; whilst Mr. Chaminda Mendis was appointed as the ‘Team Manager’ for the said tour. Mendis will continue to function as a ‘National Selector’ apart from his new role.

‘EMERGING’ TEAM APPOINTMENTS

Mr. Avishka Gunawardena was appointed as the Coach of the ‘Emerging Team’ for the tour of ‘South Africa’ which will take place in June 2019. Whilst Mr. Hemantha Wickramaratne was appointed as the ‘Team Manager’ for the said tour. Wickramaratne will continue to function as a ‘National Selector’ apart from his new role.

CRICKET AID

Sri Lanka Cricket decided to donate Rs. 2 million to the Relief Effort Fund set up by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, The Arch Bishop of Colombo to support the victims of the affected areas and parishes, following multiple ‘Easter Sunday Attacks’.