Former Cricketer Charith Senanayake has been appointed as Sri Lanka team manager for the Upcoming five match ODI Series against South Africa, Cricket Age reliably learns.
His appointment will be in effect from 25th July to 30th September, 2018. Senanayake will function as the Team Manager of the National Team, up until the conclusion of the Asia Cup, which will be played in September, 2018
The first ODI to be played on 29th July at Dambulla.
Previously, he served Sri Lanka national team as a manager during the England tour and historical home series against Australia in 2016. He was also the Manager of the A team for the historical tour of West Indies last year.
Under his guidance and Avishka Gunawardana Coaching, the A Team became the first ever side In Sri Lanka Cricket history, to win the test series there. Just recently, Sri Lanka A Won test series in Bangladesh, when he was the manager of the team.
A former Opening Batsman, he played three test and seven ODI’s between 1990-1991.
Earlier in the day, Angelo Mathews was appointed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs captain. Danushka Gunathilaka, who has been handed a suspension by the SLC, is not included, nor Dinesh Chandimal, who’s serving a six-match ban of two Tests and four ODIs. Meanwhile Asela Gunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Shehan Madushanka and Wanidu Hasaranga are all excluded from the squad that featured in Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru