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Lanka de Silva assigned as the interim coach of the Sri Lankan Women’s Team

The Sri Lanka Cricket committee held a meeting on July 20 and decided to appoint de Sliva as the head coach

Sri Lanka Women's Team

Sanjeewa Kumara Lanka De Silva, the former Sri-Lankan wicket-keeper has been appointed as the interim coach of the Lankan women’s team. The Sri Lanka Cricket committee held a meeting on July 20, Monday, and appointed Lanka De Silva as the interim coach after the contract termination of the ex-coach Harsha De Silva.

In 2018, Harsha de Silva was assigned as the head coach of the Sri-Lankan women’s team on a two-year contract. Initially, he served as the head coach of the Sri-Lankan Men’s team from 2010-2013, but the contract was terminated after the team’s unsuccessful World Cup campaign.

The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper started his career in 1991 and played for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, and the tenth Sri Lankan player to score more than 10,000 runs in first-class cricket. He has played in total three Test matches at an average of 18.00 and eleven One Day matches at an average of 53.66.

The 45-year-old was also appointed as the coach of the Sri-Lankan Men’s team in the year 2015, replacing Jeevantha Kulatunga. He was the head coach of the Sri Lankan women’s under-23 team at the Asia Cup Tournament, and the South Asian Games that was held in Nepal.

Lanka De Silva grabbed 300 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in both Domestic and International Cricket.

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