After a disastrous campaign in the ongoing world cup in New Zealand, Roy Dias is almost certain to be sacked as the Coach of the Sri Lanka U19 team, and Malinda Warnapura is the front runner to take over his place, Cricket Age learns.
Sri lanka knocked out in embarrassing style from the first round, after defeats against Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the unsuccessful campaign, some of the strategic decisions of team management were beyond the logic. They ignored Team’s best batsman Hasitha Boyagoda for Afghanistan and Pakistan match. Eventually, when he got the chance againt Zimbabwe, he slammed 191, the highest score ever in the world cup history.
According to sources, one of the top official of SLC indicated to replace Dias with Malinda Warnapura.
Warnapura, a 14 tests veteran of Sri Lanka, has played for the Colts Cricket Club, when K. Mathivanan, the vice president of SLC, was the president.
Interestingly, Warnapura is currently Coaching St. Peters College. Santush Gunathilika, the controversial inclusion in the world cup squad, is also represent the same school.