Sanath to Replace Mahela?: Cricket Legend Sanath Jayasuriya Poised to Assume Key Role as Full-Time Cricket Consultant for Sri Lanka Cricket

December 08, 2023

Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya is on the brink of accepting the role of 'Full-Time Cricket Consultant' for the national team.

Jayasuriya, a cricketing icon with a storied career, is expected to bring his wealth of experience to the forefront, contributing insights into strategy planning, technical aspects, and overall development of the Sri Lankan cricket team. His role may also encompass training, coaching, and mentorship, aiming to bolster the team's performance on the international stage.

This potential appointment could mark a shift in the coaching hierarchy, potentially replacing the role currently held by Mahela Jayawardena, who serves as the Consultant Coach for the Sri Lankan cricket team. The move is seen as a strategic decision by the Sri Lanka Cricket board to inject fresh perspectives and expertise into the national team's setup.

However, it has been reported that the Executive Committee members of Sri Lanka Cricket are yet to give their official nod to the proposed appointment. Discussions are underway to finalize the details of Jayasuriya's contract, with particular attention to the financial aspects. Sources indicate that Jayasuriya has put forth a request for a monthly package amounting to Rs.5 million for his services in the capacity of a Cricket Consultant.