Sri Lanka batting Coach Hashan Tillakaratne will be fulfilled the duty of head Coach for the three match T20 series against Pakistan, after Nic Pothas pulled out from the series.
The decision has been taken yesterday after Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas has decided to skip T20 series and has decided to return to Sri Lanka after the fifth ODI. Pothas made it clear that though he is committed to Sri Lanka Cricket, he took the decision as his family was not happy about him touring Pakistan.
Along with Pothas Sri Lanka Team’s trainer Nic Lee and Physiotherapist Nirmalan Thanabalasingham have also decided to skip t20 series against Pakistan. Like Pothas, they also had reservations about playing third T20I at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Pothas had been appointed the interim coach after the Champions trophy, when Graham Ford stepped down. During Pothas tenure, Sri Lanka now have lost 11th consecutive ODIs, worst in their playing history, after 1987-88.
Sri Lanka will play three t20 matches. The first two matches are scheduled to be played on 26th and 27th October.
The third match will be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on 29th October.