Sri Lanka considering foreign cricket coaches

Sri Lankan sports minister Harin Fernando

Sri Lanka is considering applications from three “top international cricket coaches”, Sports Minister Harin Fernando said on Tuesday amid reports incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha has been asked to quit […] Fernando said there were three top international coaches willing to replace Hathurusingha, a former Sri Lankan Test player. Without naming Hathurusingha, the minister said the coach’s remuneration — $40,000 a month — was too high, adding: “If we are winning only 35 percent of the games, no need to pay such high fees to coaches.” Fernando said the international candidates were asking for lower salaries of between $17,500 to $25,000 a month, but did not name them. He suggested Hathurusingha could be retained at a lower salary.

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