Written by Amani Nilar
17 Apr, 2022 | 11:07 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Sri Lanka Test and ODI player Naveed Nawaz has been appointed the Assistant Coach of the National Team for a two year term by Sri Lanka Cricket from 1st April 2022.
Nawaz, before taking over the new role, was functioning as the Head Coach of the Bangladesh under 19 Team, where he led the team to an ICC under 19 Cricket World Cup win in 2020.
Moreover, SLC has stated that his first competitive assignment with the national team will be the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh, which will also be the first such assignment of the newly appointed Head Coach of the National Team Chris Silverwood.
In the meantime, the following coaches were appointed to work with the national team during the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh;
Chaminda Vaas – Fast Bowling Coach
Piyal Wijetunge – Spin Bowling Coach
Manoj Abeywickrama – Fielding and Support Coach
Mahinda Halangoda will be the Team Manager for the tour, and Sri Lanka is due to play a 02 match test series during the tour of Bangladesh, under the ICC World Test Championship.
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