A costly sack?

Chandika Hathurusingha

The impending “sacking” of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha may cost it an arm and a leg but Sri Lanka Cricket, pressured by Sports Minister Harin Fernando, is determined to do it in order to “achieve” on-field success.

Changing coaches has done hardly any good for a team in “transition”, a term used to describe the national cricketers since the retirement of the Fab Three: Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena and TM Dilshan.

Coaches do get fired everywhere–whether it be in football, basketball, cricket or any other sport–when the results are suboptimal and patience runs out at the prospect of no turnaround. But the rate at which SLC hires and fires coaches baffles many. Also in question is whether the decisions are politically motivated.

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