Apr 28, 2022

SLC announces new coaching appointments

As part of the restructuring program of the High Performance Center, Sri Lanka Cricket has made several appointments to the Coaching Unit.

The changes are aimed at further enhancing the focus on the National Team, ‘A,’ Emerging and also the Under 19 Team, a SLC media release says, adding that the new coaching appointments were approved by the SLC ExCo.

The new appointments are as follows :

National Fielding Coach

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, rest of the appointments came into effect from 1st March 2022, the SLC notes.