Renowned Trainer, Dilshan Fonseka will oversee the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in place of regular Trainer Nick Lee.
The 34-year old former Kent batsman, Lee has been in-charge of the Sri Lanka team since September 2016.
As per reliable sources, he has taken leave and gone back to England for reason pertaining to a family medical emergency and will not be in Sri Lanka before the Test squad led by Dimuth Karunaratne leaves the island on the 8th of December.
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Sri Lanka will play two Test matches in Rawalpindi (11-14 December) and Karachi (19-23 December) as part of the ICC World Test Championship.
Fonseka held the position for a brief period in 2016 before SLC appointed Lee. He is currently in-charge of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team and has been lauded for his excellent work done behind the scenes at the High Performance Center at R. Premadasa Stadium.
Fonseka has previously worked at St. Joseph’s College and Ragama Cricket Club as their Trainer. He has even trained the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League.