Former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu has been Sri Lanka’s interim coach since May 2014 © Getty Images
Former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu has been Sri Lanka’s interim coach since May 2014 © Getty Images

Sep 23, 2014

Sri Lanka’s interim head coach, Marvan Atapattu has been short-listed among the two people who will take over as chief coach of the national team.

According to a report in srilankacricket.lk, Sri Lanka cricket committee had a discussion with Atapattu on Tuesday. The committee will also hold discussion with the other candidate later in the day. The name of the selected candidate will be announced by the board tomorrow.

Earlier, Atapattu said he was confident of getting the post of Sri Lanka’s coach.

“I have achieved close to 70 % success rate as head coach in these tours .Secondly being a Sri Lankan I have got the best rapport possible with the players, staff and the administration especially with no language barrier, “told Atapattu

“I also understand the Sri Lankan mentality, the culture and also know the idiosyncrasies of each player as I have known them from the beginning of their cricketing careers. Also having had the exposure as batting coach and head coach for a fair period of time, I have already identified the requirements for the future short and long term strategic plans for cricket development, “ he added.