Kalpage to become Bangladesh’s fielding coach; Wijetunge convinced to stay with Sri Lanka

"We have acknowledged his resignation"

“We have acknowledged his resignation”

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Sri Lanka acting assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage has decided to quit his position and become Bangladesh’s fielding coach.

However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) managed to convince spin bowling coach Piyal Wijetunge to stay with the national team.

Both Kalpage and Wijetunge, who was going to become Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach, handed in their letters of resignation last week.

“The ExCo and Wijetunge had a discussion, and he took a decision to withdraw his resignation,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said. “The negotiations had something to do with a better offer too.

“He [Kalpage] has told us that he has got an assignment. He hasn’t given us an indication where he’s going, but we have acknowledged his resignation.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Jalal Yunus stated that Bangladesh will now start searching for another candidate to become their spin bowling coach.

“He (Wijetunge) had signed an agreement with us but we are now aware that he has been convinced to stay back in Sri Lanka,” Yunus said. “So it is certain that he won’t be coming to Bangladesh.”

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