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Newly appointed Sri Lanka A Team Coach Vinothen John neglects Junior Chief Selector responsibilities!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Newly appointed Sri Lanka A Team Coach Vinothen John has been accused of neglecting his Junior Chief Selector responsibilities In order to grab more job profiles, Cricket Age reliably learns.

According to sources, there is an U19 selection he need to finalize immediately. However, he is in Hambantota and has told other selectors to select the squad.

Vinothen was recently appointed Sri Lanka A team manager, as team is scheduled to play a home series against Afghanistan ‘A’. And as if it is not enough, he is eying U19 team manager post as well.

Vinothen, a former Sri Lanka International, had last year travelled to Japan as Emerging team Manager. According to sources, during the tour, gifts (5 whisky bottles etc.) were given to Vinothen for the Sri Lanka Emerging Team’s support staff by the Japan Cricket Association. However, it was accused that Instead of sharing it among support staff, Vinothen took gifts to his home!

Then, he was once accused of misleading Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Emerging team players code of conduct.

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