Chandima Mapatuna appointed interim manager for men's team

By Bipin Dani. Dated: 1/9/2022 3:26:27 PM

DUBAI, Jan 08: Chandima Mapatuna has been appointed as the manager of the Sri Lankan team for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe, it is learnt.

This is not the first time the job of joining the Sri Lankan team is given to the senior man Maputana. He was the logistics manager during the 2019 World Cup in England.

The decision to lift the ban on three cricketers-Danushka Gunathilake, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella, who beached the bio-bubble on last England tour was taken by the Ex-co members on Friday.

"They had repeatedly requested and the last request we received was immediately after the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Considering their future and livelihood, the decision was taken", one of the Ex-co members, speaking exclusively over the phone.

"We have also obtained a report from the doctor (read psychologist) whom they were referred to".

"Yes, their fine will be recovered and adjusted against their dues, if not yet done",

"The committee will keep an eye on their behavior and if any offense is repeated by any of them, the ban will be re-imposed".

The national selectors are are likely to have finalized the squad and these players, if in the squad, will have to pass the fitness tests", the source emphasized.



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