ESPNCricinfo: Sri Lanka will host the Under-19 Asia Cup between 8 and 22 December, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced.
After a meeting of the SLC’s executive committee on 24 September, the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, the Galle International Cricket Stadium and Matara Uyanwatte Stadium were approved as venues for the tournament. The tournament itinerary and other details will be decided in due course.
The committee further approved the appointment of Thusith Perera, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) general manager, as the event director, while Sultan Rana, the ACC’s events manager, will serve in the same role for the U-19 tournament.
SLC to contract 100 players to the National Pool
The Sri Lank Cricket Executive Committee has decided to contract a National Pool of 100 players for Sri Lanka Cricket.
Accordingly, 30 National & A Team players- Central Contracts , 20 Youth Players- Emerging category, 25 Sate Players – Senior Veterans, and 25 Provincial players to uplift the club cricket standards, will be contracted.
SLC in a statement said yesterday discussions between the players of all categories and the officials of SLC led by President Thilanga Sumathipala took place on the 10 September at SLC headquarters, and the contracts are due to be signed next week.
Nick Lee new National Team Trainer
Sri Lanka Cricket is to recruit Nick Lee as the National Team Trainer with effect from October 2016.
Nick Lee is a prolific run-scorer who was a key member of the Suffolk Minor Counties squad hitting over 1,500 runs. In all cricket since 2007, including First Class, Second Eleven, Minor County and Premier League, Lee has scored well over 10,000 runs – a tally including 23 hundreds. He is now forging a career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and currently works for Sussex CCC.
Avishka re-appointed Head Coach
Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee has ratified the appointment of Avishka Gunawardene as Head Coach of the Sri Lanka A Team for the forthcoming West Indies A Tour of Sri Lanka due to commence in the first week of October.
The Executive Committee also appointed Jeryl Wouterz as the Manager and Chaminda Vaas as the bowling Coach for the A Team.