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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva has confirmed that five applicants have applied to become the national team’s permanent head coach.
De Silva also revealed that all five applicants are from overseas, but refused to disclose who they are.
“These applications will be processed and evaluated at the next interim committee meeting scheduled for October 20,” de Silva told reporters. “We will take the next course of action after that. If we are not satisfied with the applicants, we may have to head hunt for one.”
The hunt for a permanent head coach began when Marvan Atapattu resigned following Sri Lanka’s 2-1 loss to India in a three-Test series in August-September.
SLC’s head of coaching Jerome Jayaratne has taken over on an interim basis, but will be replaced once the board appoints a full-time successor.