Sri Lanka Cricket announces four new coaching staff after Chris Silverwood’s appointment

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Chris Silverwood recently named Sri Lanka's head coach

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Sri Lanka Cricket announces four new coaching staff after Chris Silverwood’s appointment

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SportsCafe Desk

04/17/2022

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced four new coaching staff to assist new head coach Chris Silverwood ahead of their two-match Test series in Bangladesh, scheduled to begin on May 15. They have named Naveed Nawaz, Chaminda Vaas, Manoj Abeywickrama, and Piyal Wijetunge for different categories.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced four new coaching staff Sunday (April 17) to assist new head coach Chris Silverwood ahead of their two-match Test series in Bangladesh, scheduled for next month. They appointed Naveed Nawaz, a former Sri Lankan Test player, as an assistant coach for a two-year deal, said in a statement released by the SLC.

Notably, Nawaz had been the head coach of the Bangladesh Under-19 side, which won the World Cup in 2020. Among the other specialist coaches, Chaminda Vaas has been appointed for fast bowling and Piyal Wijetunge for spin, while Manoj Abeywickrama will take care of fielding.

"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Naveed Nawaz, former Sri Lanka Test and ODI player, as the Assistant Coach of the National Team for a two year term, effective from 1st April 2022," the SLC captioned while making the announcements on social media.

The first Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will begin on May 15 in Chittagong. After that, the second match will be played in Dhaka on May 23.

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