Hashan Tillakaratne, the dogged left-handed middle-order batsman of yesteryear, has been appointed head coach of the Sri Lanka girls’s cricket group for a interval of six months.
A member of the 1996 World Cup-winning group, Tillakaratne has held a number of teaching positions earlier than his newest elevation.
“The Sri Lanka Cricket needs to announce the appointment of Mr. Hashan Tillakaratne because the Head Coach of the Nationwide Ladies’s Crew. The appointment got here into impact from 1st June 2021,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) posted on its web site.
Whereas his contract expires on December 31, it’s anticipated that he’ll get a recent deal from the SLC, with the ICC girls’s World Cup in New Zealand scheduled in February-March, subsequent 12 months.
It additionally acknowledged that Tillakaratne’s newest project comes as a part of the “ongoing coach restructuring program on the Excessive Efficiency Centre of the SLC.” Amongst his earlier roles are working as the pinnacle coach of the Sri Lanka U-19 facet and the batting coach of the Sri Lanka rising group.
He was additionally the pinnacle coach of Kandy Tuskers, a franchise of the Lanka Premier League, throughout its inaugural version.
In a profession spanning over 15 years, the 53-year-old performed 83 Checks by which he scored 4545 runs with 11 tons of and a 40-plus common. He additionally performed 200 ODIs by which he scored 3789 runs. Often, he additionally saved wickets.