Hathurusingha asked to return Sri Lanka after the ODI series
Sri Lanka Cricket is by and by moving to expel a head mentor, with CEO Ashley de Silva made a travel to South Africa for emergency chats with Chandika Hathurusingha.
A SLC discharge additionally affirmed that Hathurusingha will be required to come back to Sri Lanka following the continuous ODI seriest so as to “talk about the Sri Lanka team’s planning for the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup”.
“Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from South Africa after the final ODI. Steve Rixon will take charge for the T20 series,” Shammi Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket President said on Thursday.
Hathurusinghe will return Sri Lanka after the last ODI mstch in Cape Town on 16 March. South Africa are leading the series 4-0. Steve Rixon, the fielding coach, will be the acting as head coach of the side for the three-match T20 series against South Africa.
In spite of the fact that the board needs to expel Hathurusingha, its options are to some degree limited by Hathurusingha’s agreement, which keeps running up until the finish of 2020, and requires a considerable remuneration to be paid in case of early end.
All things considered, de Silva and the boards are relied upon to suggest the likelihood of Hathurusingha working for SLC in a constrained limit back in Sri Lanka for the time being.
“The board is attempting to offer Hathuru a break to perceive how Rixon tolls in the team,” a SLC official said.
Since taking over toward the start of 2018, Hathurusingha has supervised a modest series of results, winning only 16 of 49 international matches in control. His forerunners, in any case, had fared minimal better.
Indeed, Sri Lanka’s success rate in 2018 was superior to anything it had been in 2017, if just imperceptibly.
While the notable Test series prevail upon South Africa a month ago bought him a short respite, the following progression of ODI routs, in what is Sri Lanka’s last series before the World Cup, has seen the board turned out to be encouraged to move against Hathurusingha.
The board’s worries are likewise thought to be just in part execution related. As per the SLC source, Hathurusingha is said to have uneasy relations with certain players and staff, while it was a drawn out spat with the new choice board of trustees that finished in him being expelled from the job of selector-on-visit a month ago.
In front of the South Africa visit, Hathurusingha had voiced worries over the discount changes being made to the restricted overs squad only months out from a World Cup, one of which was the cutting out of Dinesh Chandimal – somebody he had reserved as fundamental to his limited overs squad.
Hathurusingha is likewise said to have been miserable at Lasith Malinga’s establishment as ODI chief, a player who had up to that point just been at the fringe of his arrangements.
“The board isn’t upbeat, with his execution, yet his demeanor too. This has been desiring some time, to be completely forthright,” the SLC official said.
The present arrangement of heads at SLC, be that as it may, are to a great extent similar individuals who had contracted Hathurusingha in any case, seeking after him for somewhere around a while before at last persuading Hathurusingha to relinquish his profession in Bangladesh ahead of schedule, so as to join the Sri Lanka group.
Generally a similar gathering of directors had likewise contracted Graham Ford toward the beginning of 2016, at that point elbowed him out of the activity in mid-2017.
No Sri Lankan coach has endured over two years this decade. Sri Lanka have had nine head coaches since 2011 – Ford serving the longest among all.
In preparation for the World Cup, this is a long way from perfect for Sri Lanka, with neither the selectors, the board, Hathurusingha nor the fans any nearer to distinguishing a last squad.
As a last gamble, SLC are required to hold a common competition one month from now, comprising of four teams containing every one of the players competing for a World Cup spot.
“We need each player to play in each diversion to guarantee they are fit enough to go for the World Cup. The groups will be captained by Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo [Mathews], Upul Tharanga, and perhaps Malinga or Chandimal. They should end up being in conflict for the World Cup,” the SLC official confirmed.
Khan Mutasim Billah Life (Correspondent, Bdcrictime.com)