Senigama Foundation’s salaried coach Hemantha Devapriya remains ‘useless’ as Sri Lanka Womens team chief selector

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Hemantha Devapriya, chairman of selectors for Sri Lanka’s Womens team, like Island’ men’s team chief selector Pramodaya Wickramasinghe, has remained underachiever in his tenure.

A coach for the past 15 years, Devapriya had roles with Colombo Cricket Club (CCC), Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) and Fingara Cricket Academy, before most recently being in charge of the Sri Lanka A team. He also toured England in 1981 before his participation in the rebel tour to South Africa ended any chance he had to play for his country. He finished his first-class career with 1761 runs in 70 matches.

At NCC, he was a failed coach and at one time get them relegated. With A team also, he miserably failed as a coach and was eventually sacked.

“Although he is a women’s team national chief selector, he is a salaried coach at Senigama foundation. As a chief selector, he never goes to see matches and Womens team has continually performing poorly during his tenure” a source told Cricket Age.

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