Atapattu and Ramprakash emerge as frontrunners to coach Sri Lanka

Ramprakash is one of the frontrunners in the race to become Sri Lanka's permanent head coach

Ramprakash is one of the frontrunners in the race to become Sri Lanka’s permanent head coach

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Sri Lanka interim coach Marvan Atapattu and Middlesex batting coach Mark Ramprakash have emerged as the frontrunners to become the permanent head coach of the national team.

Ramprakash will be interviewed for the job in the next couple of days. However, he is also currently in talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about a possible coaching role with England.

Atapattu is another strong candidate for the job, especially after the national team won the Test and ODI series during their tour of England and the Test and ODI series during their recently concluded home series against Pakistan.

The other high-profile candidates being considered for the job are former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur, and ex-Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons.

According to reports, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have received a total of 15 applications for the position of head coach and are looking to fill the post at least six weeks prior to the national team’s limited overs home series against England in November.

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