If Hathurusingha doesn’t leave, we have to take legal action: Fernando

Sri Lanka’s sports minister Harin Fernando informed that Sri Lanka will have to take legal action if Chandika Hathurusingha doesn’t leave before their series against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka cricket have already informed Chandika Hathurusingha to step down after the Bangladesh series and now they have given a deadline to quit and make way for a new coach.

Country’s sports minister Harin Fernando said Hathurusingha would be given until the start of Sri Lanka’s home Test series against New Zealand, which begins on August 14.

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“Before the New Zealand Test series we will have a new coach. If Hathurusingha does not leave, we may have to consider legal action or offer him a different job at the board,” he said.

Fernando also informed that there were three top international coaches willing to replace Hathurusingha and claimed that the coach couldn’t fulfil any of the expectations. Sri Lanka pay  Hathurusingha $40,000 a month.

“If we are winning only 35 percent of the games, no need to pay such high fees to coaches,” he concluded.

Sri Lanka finished at sixth in the World Cup and that has ended the trust on Hathurusingha for the Sri Lanka board.

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