Sri Lanka Cricket Coach Educators attend ICCA Global Level 3 Course

The International Cricket Council has invited two of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) ‘Coach Educators’ to be a part of its ‘Resource Panel’ to conduct the ICCA Global Level 3 Course of 2019, which is currently underway in Dubai.

Accordingly, Mr. Heshan De Mel, the Head of Coach Education Unit of the SLC and Mr. Tharaka Samaratunga; a Coach Educator at the SLC is currently in Dubai, contributing to the ongoing program, which started on the 01st November and will come to end on the 06th of this month.

De Mel is engaged in the workshop on a monitoring capacity and overseeing the program, in collaboration with the ICCA Management, while Samaratunga is responsible for delivering ‘The Mental Skills’ session.

De Mel is a qualified Cricket Australia Level 1 and 2 Coach, qualified as an ACC Level 3 Coach and in addition, he is also a Cricket Australia Educator of Level 1 and 2. Whilst Samaratunga is a qualified ICC Global Level 1, 2 and 3 coach, qualified as a Cricket Australia Level 2 coach and in addition is a NSSU Coach Developer.

‘’This opportunity clearly demonstrates the quality and the depth of knowledge, SLC’s Coach Educators has as ‘internationally recognized Coach Developers,’ said Heshan De Mel.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to be a part of this program, I will ensure that participants will get real value out of our inputs to this program,’’ said Tharaka Samaratunga.

The program is taken part by participants from Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, USA, Uganda, UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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  1. The level III coaching course was an initiative by ex HPC head Asanka Gurusinha. The coaches have benefited greatly from this course being conducted in SL at an affordable cost. This was one of many initiatives rolled out by Asanka. Makes you wonder why the media never reported on these great activities?