Team Coaches and Managers appointed for SLC T20 League

Published : 12:02 am  August 18, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (147) reads | 

Untitled-28Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced the appointment of the respective coaches and managers ahead of the SLC Twenty20 League Cricket Tournament.   


The SLC T20 League will be conducted from August 21 September 2. The Galle Team will be coached by Roy Dias, while the Colombo Team will be coached by Avishka Gunawardene. 


Kandy Team will be coached by Piyal Wijetunge and the Dambulla Team will be coached by Sumithra Warnakulasuriya.


Dias, Gunawardene and Wijetunge all represented Sri Lanka while Warnakulasuriya played First-Class cricket.


Meanwhile, Vinothan John, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and Test matches, will manage the Dambulla Team. 


He was a former National Selector and was also the Chairman of the Women’s Cricket Selection Committee.


The Kandy Team will be managed by Priyantha Udayaratne who is a Level-1 Cricket Coach of SLC. 


He is also a Level-II Accredited Cricket Coach from Cricket Australia (CA). The Galle Team will be managed by Nalinda Ilangakoon. He has previously functioned as the Team Manager of the Sri Lanka Development Team during their tours to South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2016.


In addition, Gajaba Pitigala will be the Manager of the Colombo Team. Pitigala has previously functioned as the Team Manager of the Southern Province Under-19 Team and also served as a Junior National Selector for SLC during 2016/17.