Ruwan Kalpage appointed Consultant Coach for Oman

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By Shamseer Jaleel

Ruwan Kalpage

Former Antonian and Sri Lanka all-rounder Ruwan Kalpage has been appointed as Consultant Coach for the Oman Cricket team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which is set to be held in UAE and Oman next month.

Ruwan played for the Katugastota Antonians with some top-class cricketers such as Muttiah Muralitharan, Piyal Wijetunge, Suresh Peiris, Nimalka Perera and Shahib Thariqshad to name a few. After leaving school, he represented NCC and the national outfit in both One-Day Internationals and Test matches. 

Kalpage is presently the Head Coach of Tamil Union. He also boasts coaching stints with Sri Lanka Cricket and the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He will leave the island shortly to Oman.

Oman will play in Group B during the first round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 alongside Bangladesh, Scotland and Papua New Guinea.