Lanka de Silva to coach the women’s team

2020-08-08 at 15:57

Former Sri Lankan Test wicketkeeper Lanka de Silva, has been made interim head coach of Sri Lanka women’s team, replacing Harsha de Silva.

He will be in charge until the end of the year while Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) searches for a long-term option. S

LC CEO Ashley de Silva has said Lanka de Silva can also apply for the full-time role.

Sri Lanka do not have any matches scheduled until the end of 2020, with the 2021 ODI World Cup Qualifiers, originally slated to be held in the country in July this year, pushed back by a year.

Sri Lanka is likely to remain the host, with its team competing for one of the three remaining spots for the eight-team 50-over main event.

The new coach will also be tasked with rebuilding parts of the team, with allrounders Shashikala Siriwardene and Sripali Weerakkody having retired over the past few months.