Nic Pothas Ends Ties With Sri Lanka Cricket

Written by Rohit Pawar

Nic Pothas, Former Head Coach of national team, has ended his association with Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) altogether and has already left the Country, Cricket Age reliably learns.

After being removed from the head Coach post in December last year, Pothas was working at SLC brain centre.

“He ended all his ties with SLC and left the country on April 14. The decision was mutual and both the parties respect this” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.

Pothas had been appointed as the head Coach of the team in June 2017, after Graham Ford stepped down following the debacle in Champions trophy. Under his wings, Sri Lanka won a test series against Pakistan in UAE and played admirably well in test series against India on their home soil.

However, as soon SLC brought back Chandika Hathurusingha, the high profile Coach of Bangladesh, to serve his own country, Pothas was regleted to the brain centre.

Even though, SLC tried it’s best to convince Pothas to work along with Hathurasingha, he refused the offer. He opted out of the Bangladesh tour earlier this year, as he wanted assistant coach post for himself.

“Although he was a dedicated coach and SLC had wanted to absorb him to the Under 19 team, he became a real whiner after Hathurusigha came and was refusing to pull his weight and be a team player. instead he was grumbling and insisting that he wanted his own way, that’s why SLC finally decided to let him go” the top official told further.


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