Sri Lanka Cricket announces four new coaches after Chris Silverwood appointment

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced four new coaches to help new head coach Chris Silverwood ahead of their two-game test series in Bangladesh, which is due to start on May 15. They nominated Naveed Nawaz, Chaminda Vaas, Manoj Abeywickrama and Piyal Wijetunge for different categories.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced four new coaches on Sunday (April 17) to assist new head coach Chris Silverwood ahead of their two-game test series in Bangladesh, scheduled for next month. They have appointed Naveed Nawaz, a former Sri Lankan Test player, as assistant coach on a two-year contract, said in a statement released by the SLC.

Notably, Nawaz had been the head coach of the Bangladesh Under-19 team, which won the World Cup in 2020. Among other specialist coaches, Chaminda Vaas was appointed for fast bowling and Piyal Wijetunge for the spin, while Manoj Abeywickrama will take care of the pitch.

“Sri Lanka Cricket would like to announce the appointment of Naveed Nawaz, a former Sri Lanka Test and ODI player, as National Team Assistant Coach for a two-year term, effective April 1, 2022,” said the SLC during the announcement. social media.

The first test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will start on May 15 in Chittagong. After that, the second match will be played in Dhaka on May 23.

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