Woman to head 2012 T20 World Cup committee

Upeka Abeykoon-Nell, who was appointed as the T20 World Cup tournament director, comes with a wealth of experience in event management Getty Images

Colombo: Oct 4, 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday appointed Upeka Abeykoon-Nell as the Tournament Director of next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in the country.

She will be heading the organising team of the event, to be held from September 18 to October 7 at four different venues.

Abeykoon-Nell, a corporate PR personality, comes with a wealth of experience in event management. Her Australian husband Stan coached Sri Lanka ‘A” team in 2004.

Sri Lanka Cricket also announced the appointment of Sriyan Samararatne, a former manager of the national team, as the Director Logistics of the World T20.(PTI)