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Sri Lankan coach to be the Assistant Coach of the National Team

 From the Interim Committee press release dated 02.04.2009.

At the inaugural Press Conference held by the Interim Committee the Chairman mentioned that he would give an opportunity for a Sri Lankan coach to be the Assistant Coach of the National Team. In keeping with the policies and promises made by the IC , the IC felt that since a lot of players from the National "A" Team are viewing for a national team position that it would be prudent to appoint the present incumbent "A" Team coach to be appointed as a under- study to the present National and Assistant Coach. In addition, Mr. Chandika Haturusinghe will be looking to the batting aspects and also would be a link between the players and the National and Assistant Coach .

Improvement of Fielding

The IC decided that Mr. Manoj Abeysundera the present Sri Lankan Fielding coach would tour England with the national team for the T-Twenty World Cup as fielding is of vital importance.

IC to seek advice from past Cricketers

The IC will promote the concept of seeking the services of past cricketers to develop national cricket. As such, preliminary discussions are being held with Sri Lankan batting supremo the incomparable Aravinda de Silva to take up an assignment as Batting Coach for the National "A" Team and below, in addition Aravinda will also impart his knowledge in the tactical aspects and adjusting one’s mind set according to the situation of the Game.

Additional CEO

Sri Lanka is expected to host the 2011 World Cup. The SLC will have to play a vital role in ensuring a successful conclusion to the cricketing extravaganza. Further, the IC has taken a policy decision to allow the incumbent CEO to fully concentrate matters of international importance such as the ICC, ACC and securing international matches for the national teams and the additional CEO to concentrate fully on administrative matters at the SLC.

Selection Policies

Fruitful discussions were held by the members of IC. The national coach and the Asst coach, the Sri Lanka Cricket Captains, Kumar Sangakkara and Muthiah Muralitharan and the present Chairman of the selection committee, Mr. Asantha de Mel and it was decided with their concurrence to formulate a National Selection Policy. Further it was decided that at least once a month the above members would meet to forge a positive relationship in developing Sri Lanka Cricket to reach great heights. It was also decided that subsequent to the selection of squad for national duty the players who were on the threshold of selection and who has been unable to secure a place would be explained why they have not been able to secure a place, what improvements has to be made, jointly by the national captain and the Chairman Selection Committee.

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