Ratnayake named Sri Lanka interim coach, Hathurusngha removed

Sri Lanka cricket has installed Rumesh Ratnayake as interim coach for the Test series against New Zealand, as they attempt to sever ties with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.

Hathurusingha has been under substantial pressure in 2019, with Sri Lanka’s sports minister in particular suggesting that the team is not producing results consistent with the size of Hathurusingha’s remuneration package. That pressure has been ratcheted up since the end of the World Cup, with minister Harin Fernando repeatedly casting aspersions on Sri Lanka’s win record under Hathurusingha. Essentially, he has stated publicly that Hathurusingha does not deserve a salary that according to Fernando amounts to “$40,000 per month”.

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  1. Harin Fernando is doing what he does best .Trying to be da man .Can someone please put a bib on that kid and a sucker in his mouth and keep the him in a corner ? Immaturity at its best from a sports minister …

    We all saw the turmoil ammatasiri dayasiri caused with Mali .And now this guy is trying to be da man .

    Just sick of this shit .The players are good .Its the administrators that need to change .A change is required with the brains in administration .

    Yes Hathurusingha sucked .But it is the SLC themselves who appointed him and gave him that increased salary .And to kick him out on the eve of a big test series ? Now that’s what SLC does best .

    These guys are beaming all over their face that they sacked Hathurusignha .But who’s the next coach ? What fools they are. Every top coach is reluctant to take over our team now and doing this just worsens things .Trust me , WE WILL be stuck with an interim coach for at least a year. And then that’s one year of WC preparation down the drain. Harin fernando will be gone. And then we’ll have another dumb short sighted sports minister .And then at max we will only get another shitty coach for the next year or so , then he’ll be kicked out and then we’ll have a new coach for the next WC .Its a vicious cycle that needs to stop !

  2. Why is the Minister calling the shots? He appears to be clueless and trying to make a name for himself. Two players are supposedly calling the shots and the minister is playing along. The ‘Yako’ of a SLC president is egging the minister on and the place is now a total mess. There is no civility in managing the staff or players. Just downright childish behavior being portrayed by everyone involved. Shammi cannot articulate a coherent sentence in civilized language and his mismanagement of SLC is being hushed up by all within. His pet name is ‘the bull in the China shop’. Minister, if you want to make a positive change get rid of this ‘Yako’ that’s bringing shame to our much loved sport and country and you should stick to dirty politics and keep your filthy paws off cricket.