Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Rumesh Rathnayake has been appointed as the interim Head Coach of the national team for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka.
Ratnayake, ho served as the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team Head Coach during Pakistan ‘A’ team’s tour of Sri Lanka in October last year, currently serves as a Fast Bowling Coach at the High-Performance Center in Khettarama.
Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan first class Cricketer Ruvin Peiris, who is currently attached to the High-Performance Center as a Batting Coach, has been appointed as the Batting Coach of the National Team for the series against Zimbabwe.
Peiris worked as the Batting Coach of the Kandy Warriors franchise team during the recently concluded Lanka Premier League season 2.
Meanwhile, Mahela Jayawardena, the Consultant Coach of the ‘National Teams’, will leave for West Indies on 9th January 2022. He will join the U19 Team, which is already in the Caribbean, to take part in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup. Jayawardene will be with the U19 team during the World Cup.