Sri Lanka keen on appointing Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach

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Sri Lanka keen on appointing Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach

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Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has announced that Sri Lanka are in talks to hire former opening batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as the head coach while adding that they the board were in advanced talks with him. Last week, Hathurusingha had resigned as the head coach of the Bangladesh team.

Under Hathurusingha's guidance, Bangladesh performed really well notching up some big victories against the traditional greats of international cricket. However, recently, he resigned from the post and now, Sri Lanka looking to hire him as their new head coach and according to the media speculation, he is all set to take charge of Sri Lanka. 

"I hope mostly the deal will go through," Jayasekara told reporters in Colombo as quoted by Reuters.

"He has taken Bangladesh to a higher level... We have invited him to take up (the role of) Sri Lanka coach and I will approve definitely."

Sri Lanka has been without a permanent coach since Graham Ford, who was meant to be in charge through the 2019 World Cup, quit in June.

Since then Sri Lanka have been in a slump having been whitewashed in a three-match Test series against India as well as in a five-match one-day series against the same opponents. They also lost the limited overs series against Pakistan 8-0 last month.

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