Bayliss, Farbrace to coach Sri Lanka till World cup

March 29th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to extend the contracts of its two foreign coaches Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace, reportedly till the 2011 World Cup.
Head coach Bayliss and assistant coach Farbrace, who was among the injured in the Lahore terror attack early this month, have been with the Sri Lankan team since 2007. Their contracts with the SLC expire in August.

The secretary of the newly appointed interim committee of the SLC, Nishanta Ranatunga said the board was happy with the performance of the two coaches and the management team that includes Jade Roberts, the trainer, and Tommy Simsek, the physiotherapist.

“We have decided to extend the contracts of the coaches. We did an evaluation of their performance and the feedback we got was fairly good. They are doing a good job and we want them to continue,” the local Sunday Island has quoted Ranatunga as saying.

He also said Sri Lanka will send the national ‘A’ team coach and former opener, Chandika Hathurusinghe as an additional coach with the national team for the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled to be held in England in June.

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