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Chandika Hathurusingha would be a great fit for us: Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala

Lanka is without a coach since June this year when Graham Ford resigned after a second stint that lasted merely 15 months.

Published: 23rd November 2017 04:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2017 04:00 PM   |  A+A-

Former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha (File | AFP)

By AFP

COLOMBO: After days of speculation, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have finally expressed their interest in hiring former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the top post, with SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala saying he would be "a great fit for us".

"There's no doubt that Hathuru would be a great fit for us with the direction of both our short and long terms goals," Sumathipala said according to espncricinfo. 

"I have written personally to the BCB President -- Nazmul Hassan informing him of our intentions. The Executive Committee is both convinced and confident that he is the right man for the job, and we would like to bring him on board in a professional and transparent manner."

According to the report, SLC stated that they are currently in discussion with Hathurusingha's lawyers and ready to "offer him the position" of head coach if he was released from his contract with the BCB. 

The islanders are without a head coach since June this year when Graham Ford resigned after a second stint that lasted merely 15 months. 

The SLC elevated Nic Pothas as interim coach as it began to look for a suitable candidate.

If Hathurusingha is appointed Sri Lanka's coach, his first assignment may well be against Bangladesh, whom they play in a tri-series also featuring Zimbabwe in January 2018.

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