Marvan Atapattu has been with the Sri Lankan team for quite a while © Getty Images
Marvan Atapattu has been with the Sri Lankan team for quite a while © Getty Images

Sep 24, 2014

Marvan Atapattu, the former Test cricketer, has been appointed coach of the Sri Lankan team. Atapattu was initially the batting coach of the Sri Lankan team and had taken over as interim coach after Paul Farbrace left the post to take a job with the England team. Atapattu was a major figure in Sri Lanka’s cricketing history and is one of their most successful batsmen in all formats.

Sri Lanka now plan for the ICC World Cup 2015. Atapattu will continue to work with the Sri Lankan team now. He has trumped former England batsman Mark Ramprakash, and former South African coaches Micket Arthur and Eric Simons for this job.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) press release read, “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Mr. Marvan Attapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.”