After Sri Lanka U19 Team’s embarrassing performance in recently concluded Asia Cup in Malaysia, SLC has taken some stern action against Tour Management, Cricket Age learns. According to sources, Legendary Chaminda Vaas, who was the bowling coach of the team for the tournament, and team manager Mahinda Halangoda has been overlooked for the Upcoming India tour.
Sri Lanka U19 team will play a Quadrangular tournament in India, starting from November 26. BCCI will put three U19 teams India Blue, India Green and India Red, as the tournament will be played on two venues in Mumbai.
However, the bad management and uninspired contribution of Halangoda and Chaminda Vaas respectively is the main reason for their removal from the tournament.
“As a team manager, Halangoda commmited many selection blunders that paved the way for Sri Lanka’s first round exit from the U19 Asia Cup” a top SLC Official told Cricket Age.
“Also, Chaminda Vaas failed to inspire Sri Lanka bowlers, as a bowling Coach” the source revealed further.
Not only this, SLC has made outright changes in the tour staff. There will be no physio with the team during the tournament. Also, Senior Team’s Selector Gamini Wickramasinghe will take over the dual responsibility of being a manager and tour selector, while Roy Dias will Coach the team.
Moreover, The team will also have a new look, as nine players form the U19 Asia Cup squad have been dropped.