Sajeewa Weerakoon appointed as Sri Lanka’s Spin Bowling Coach

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Sajeewa Weerakoon

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Sajeewa Weerakoon has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s spin bowling Coach for the upcoming white-ball bilateral series against Bangladesh.

Weerakoon, who played two ODIs for Sri Lanka, has been serving as a spin bowling Coach at Sri Lanka Cricket’s High Performance Centre since July last year. 

The former left-arm spinner has played close to 200 First-Class matches and picked up over 800 wickets in First-Class Cricket. 

He was among the short-listed names for an Assistant Coach position previously in 2018 during Chandika Hathurusinghe’s tenure, but did not get through. 

The Sri Lankan team will be leaving for Bangladesh to play three one-dayers on the 16th of May. The 1st ODI will be played on 23rd of May.