Sri Lanka coaching staff set to be axed – report

“Hathurusinghe will be replaced and a new coach, a foreigner, will be hired soon”, the source, speaking exclusively, said.

In fact, the SLC officials have begun the negotiations once the “ASAP” decision on the matter was taken.

The source also revealed that two foreigners have already been hinted for the negotiations for the head coach post.

Interestingly, both these foreigners have not played cricket at the highest level, but they are high profile coaches and have dealt with the international cricketers.

In addition to this, a cricketer from Zimbabwe is tipped to be the new batting coach where as Chaminda Vaas (now working with the junior team), may be the new bowling coach for the senior team.

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  1. This is a good news to hear that most of the current local coaches are going to be replaced. Retired SL cricketers like Roy Dias, Rumesh Rathnayaka, Avishka G, etc could be top class players during their time, but they are unaware of the most important tactics of the present ODI format. I doubt whether retaining Chaminda Vaas as a fast bowling coach is a good idea. He was a fast medium seam bowler. Now the challenge is to develop super quick bowlers who can consistently bowl at 142+ speeds and one wonders how from his past experience Vaas is going to contribute in this regard.

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