Mahela Jayawardene says ‘no’ to Sri Lanka coaching

Mahela Jayawardene

With just one win away from annexing their third IPL title in four finals under his watch, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene can easily land a lucrative coaching stint with the Sri Lanka national team.

But Jayawardene isn’t interested – not because he doesn’t enjoy coaching or doesn’t wish to give something to the country that made him the cricketer he is. He is repulsed by the deep-rooted politicking within the Sri Lankan system.

“I would only work in an environment I am comfortable with,” Jayawardene said when asked whether he would accept a role with the national team…

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