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Hashan Tillakaratne appointed Sri Lanka women’s team coach

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Former Sri Lanka test player Hashan Tillakaratne has been appointed national women’s team coach, Cricket Age reliably learns.

“The technical advisory committee, led by Aravinda De Silva and cricket board both have approved his appointment” a top SLC official told Cricket Age. 

A solid middle order batsman, Hashan played 83 Test matches scoring over 4,500 runs with an average of 42.87. He also played in 200 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and made his debut against India in Sharjah in 1986 scoring over 3,700 runs inclusive of two centuries and 13 half-centuries.

However, as a coach, he has failed miserably so far and has survived only due to non cricketing reasons! He was earlier appointed as the Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket Team and later he was attached to the High-Performance Unit of SLC. In addition, he also served as head coach of a LPL team last year. However, lack of vision in his coaching style barred him from achieving any noteworthy success.

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