Mahela Jayawardene’s tenure with Sri Lanka will final for a interval of seven days between October 16-23.© AFP
Sri Lankan batting nice Mahela Jayawardene has been roped in because the marketing consultant of the nation’s nationwide crew for the primary spherical of the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. The choice by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been taken retaining in thoughts Jayawardene’s super observe document with Mumbai Indians and his prepared made inputs submit Indian Premier League stint with many of the prime worldwide stars on similar UAE tracks the place T20 World Cup will probably be performed. Moreover, Jayawardene can even act as a marketing consultant and a mentor for the U-19 facet after his stint with the senior squad within the build-up to the ICC U-19 World Cup in West Indies.
His tenure with the nationwide facet will final for a interval of seven days between October 16-23 whereas his function with the Below 19 crew will probably be for 5 months, the ICC mentioned on Friday.
He’ll be part of up with the nationwide facet after the conclusion of the IPL, the place he’s at the moment doing responsibility as the top coach of Mumbai Indians.
On his appointment, an announcement by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board CEO Ashley De Silva learn: “We are very happy to welcome Mahela into his new roles, as his presence with the Sri Lanka Team and the U19 Team is going to help the players immensely.”
“From his playing days, Mahela was respected for the vast cricketing knowledge he brought into the game, first as a player, then as a Captain, now as a Coach for different teams.”
Throughout an illustrious profession for Sri Lanka, Jayawardene represented his nationwide facet in 149 Assessments, 448 ODIs and 55 T20Is.
He completed as Sri Lanka”s second highest scorer in Check cricket with 11814 runs, 34 centuries and 50 half centuries. Compatriot Kumar Sangakkara”s tally of 12400 stays the nation”s greatest within the conventional format.
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