SLC rope in legendary batsman Aravinda De Silva to help Sri Lankan cricket
Former Sri Lankan batsman Aravinda de Silva is set to be appointed in an advisory role by Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) after national side suffered a whitewash at home against India across all three formats.
Aravinda led Cricket Committee formed by Cricket Board but resigned after citing differences with officials in the month of May this year. SLC has stated that Aravinda de Silva has been given full authority to turn things around for Sri Lankan cricket which has reached its lowest ebb at the moment. His first task will be to appoint Head Coach for Sri Lanka after Graham Ford quit the post in June.
Sri Lanka has endured their worst run ever after string of humiliating defeats against teams like South Africa and India. They also lost the one-day series to Zimbabwe at home. The Islanders are also in danger of not securing an automatic place in 2019 World Cup held in England. They are all set to play Pakistan in UAE for two Tests, five odis and three t20s.