27 April, 2014

Former Sri Lankan skipper Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as interim head coach of Sri Lanka Cricket Team for the upcoming tour of Ireland & England and home series against South Africa.
Atapattu will replace Paul Farbrace, who gave his resignation earlier this week to become deputy of England’s new coach Peter Moores.
Former spinner and current fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage has been appointed as Atapattu’s assistant.

Atapattu, 43, played 90 Tests with an average of 39 and scored 5,502 runs along with 16 centuries for his country. He also played 268 one-day internationals, averaging 37.57 and scored 8,529 runs including 11 hundreds.

Sri Lanka will play England in two Test matches, five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 fixture during the tour.

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