Chandika Hathurusinghe Asked to Step Down from Sri Lanka Head Coach Post

Published 07/24/2019, 6:43 AM EDT
Chandika Hathurusinghe


Chandika Hathurusinghe, the head coach of Sri Lanka, has been asked to step down after their ongoing One Day International series against Bangladesh. According to the sources, SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva has written to the coach, asking him to resign from the post.

Although Hathurusinghe was under pressure after the poor show of Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ICC World Cup. They won only three games and failed to qualify for the semifinals. However, the coach was keen to continue as the Head Coach until his contract doesn’t expire. He was appointed in December 2017 after he left the Bangladesh team and his tenure will end next year.

Under his guidance, the team lost 13 ODIs out of the 20 which they played before the World Cup. Because of these defeats, they placed at No.8 in international rankings. However, according to the sources, Chandika Hathurusinghe is expected to return with his old team, Bangladesh as the Head Coach after Bangladesh Cricket Board sacked their coach Steve Rhodes.

On the other hand, Sports Minister Harin Fernando earlier had announced that he expected the entire coaching staff of Sri Lanka to step down and take responsibility for the dismal show in the ICC World Cup.

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