03 May 2022

SLC announces 14 new coaching appointments.

Sri Lanka Cricket, as part of the restructuring program of the High-Performance Center made the 14 appointments to the Coaching Unit.

The changes are aimed at further enhancing the focus on the National Team, ‘A,’ Emerging Team and as well as the Under 19 Team.

The new coaching appointments were approved by the executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Thereby, Anton Roux, former head coach of the Netherlands Men’s team was appointed as the National Fielding Coach, effective from 7th March 2022.

Roux, who played 1st Class Cricket in South Africa, will be in charge of fielding across all national teams and the High-Performance Center.

Before joining Sri Lanka Cricket, Roux was working as the Assistant (fielding) Coach of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, UK.

‘A’ Team

  • Avishka Gunawardene – Head Coach
  • Thilina Kandamby – Assistant Coach
  • Malinda Warnapura – Batting Coach
  • Sajeewa Weerakoon – Bowling Coach
  • Upul Chandana – Fielding Coach

Emerging Team

  • Ruwan Kalpage – Head Coach
  • Ruvin Peiris – Assistant Coach
  • Dharshana Gamage – Bowling Coach
  • Dhammika Sudarshana – Batting Coach

Under 19

  • Jehan Mubarak – Head Coach
  • Sampath Perera – Assistant / Batting Coach
  • Chamila Gamage – Bowling Coach
  • Gayan Wijekoon – Fielding Coach

Apart from Roux’s appointment, the rest of the appointments have come into effect from 1st March 2022.

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