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Chappell used to be India’s head coach
Former Australia captain Greg Chappell is the front-runner to become Sri Lanka’s new head coach after Graham Ford recently signed a three-year deal with Surrey.
Chappell, who used to coach India, was arguably one of the best batsmen in the world during the mid 1970s.
However, during his tenure with India, Chappell had disputes with numerous players, including captain Sourav Ganguly, which was widely reported in the media.
Other than Chappell, two more Australians, Shane Duff and Michael O’Sullivan, are in the running to become Sri Lanka’s new head coach.
Venkatesh Prasad, Lalchand Rajput and Mohit Soni, all three of whom are Indian, are also in the running to occupy the position.
Some of the other candidates include Paul Farbrace, who used to be Sri Lanka’s assistant coach, Englishman Ian Pont and New Zealand’s Grant Bradburn.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) are also considering some local candidates, which include former captain and opening batsman Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka A coach Romesh Kaluwitharana and current fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage.