Jaffna Kings first LPL franchise to announce key leadership positions

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Director of Cricket Ganeshan Vaheesan

Captain Thisara Perera

Head Coach Thilina Kandambi

Director of Corporate Marketing and Communication Media Saranga Wijeyarathne

Jaffna Kings has become the first Lanka Premier League (LPL) franchise to announce its leading positions for the LPL 2021. 

Ganeshan Vaheesan (Director of Cricket), Thilina Kandambi (Head Coach), Thisara Perera (Captain) and Saranga Wijeyarathne (Director of Corporate Marketing, Communication and Media) will hold key roles in the franchise.

The franchise announced Vaheesan, fondly known as ‘Harry’, as the Director of Cricket. An old boy of D.S. Senanayake College – Colombo, Vaheesan is an avid cricket enthusiast, player and UKCC Level 3 cricket coach who has held various coaching positions in the UK. Manager of the inaugural LPL winners last year, Harry was instrumental in the smooth operation and execution of the Jaffna franchise. 

Kandambi, the former Sri Lankan National Cricketer who guided the Jaffna Franchise to its victory in 2020, was announced the Head Coach of Jaffna Kings for the upcoming LPL. Earlier this year, Kandambi was appointed the Head Coach of Abu Dhabi T10 team ‘Bangla Tigers’. His experience as an international coach and a seasoned former National cricketer will lead Jaffna Kings to yet another historical achievement.

Perera, a renowned National Cricketer who captained the victorious Jaffna Franchise in 2020, was appointed as the Captain of Jaffna Kings. 

Perera, as a world class all-rounder, has played franchise T20 cricket all around the world for numerous leagues including IPL and PSL. He became the second player ever to take a hat-trick in both ODI and T20I. 

Wijeyarathne, a leading marketing professional, was appointed as the Director of Corporate Marketing, Communication and Media. Saranga recently served as Director General of national television broadcaster Sri Lanka Rupavahini, and previously held several key positions in private and national media. 

Jaffna Kings is a franchise cricket team that will take part in the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The franchise is owned by Sri Lanka-born British entrepreneur and Lyca Group Founder/Chairman Allirajah Subaskaran. Lyca Group is a British multinational corporation delivering its products and services across telecommunications, entertainment, travel and tourism, healthcare, media, technology, financial services, marketing and hospitality. The group has been diversifying its businesses in the South Asian region with a strong presence in India and Sri Lanka.