Duleep Mendis to coach Oman cricket senior national team
Rohan Duleep Mendis, a dynamic and dedicated former international cricketer who represented Sri Lanka team in both Test and one-day internationals (ODIs), has been selected to coach the Oman senior national team for the forthcoming ACC Elite Trophy 2012. The tournament will be held in the UAE from October 3 to 13.
Mendis first represented the Sri Lankan national cricket team while as a schoolboy against Pakistan in 1972. He went on to play for Sri Lanka for 18 years in both Tests and ODIs, captaining the team during 1982-1987. Registered the first Test win under his captaincy in 1982 against India led by Kapil Dev.
Mendis was the manager of the Sri Lankan team that won the ICC World Cup in 1996. He went on to guide Sri Lanka to Asia Cup triumph in 1985. He also coached the Sri Lankan Team during 1991-1992. In addition he was the Director of the National Development Centre, Sri Lanka Cricket in the year 2000.
Mendis will arrive in Muscat on September 4 and will handle the coaching/training camp in Muscat. He will travel with the team to the UAE for the Elite Cup and depart from Oman after his return from the UAE around October 15. Oman Cricket thanked Khimji Ramdas Group for agreeing to meet all the expenses related to coach Mendis.