|Marvan Atapattu appointed Head Coach|
Sri Lanka former Cricket Captain Marvan Attapattu`s appointment as Sri Lanka’s first full-time local coach in 15 years has been confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket, following a six-week vetting process, and his three-month tenure as interim coach.
The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved the decision to appoint Mr. Attapattu according to the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach. SLC’s coach selection committee interviewed Atapattu, the interim head coach and one other remaining candidate on Tuesday before recommending Atapattu as their preferred choice to the executive committee. Atapattu who was appointed head coach after Englishman Paul Farbrace suddenly left the job in April oversaw Sri Lanka’s record victory in England and helped Sri Lanka to a series triumph against Pakistan both in Test and ODI series.