Mahela to boost Sri Lanka U19s’ Youth World Cup campaign-by Reemus Fernando Mahela Jayawardene will leave the island on January 9 to join Sri Lanka Under 19 team in West Indies. Source:Island Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to join Sri Lanka Under 19 team for the ICC Youth World Cup in West Indies. A Sri Lanka Cricket official confirmed that the consultant coach will leave the island on January 9th to join the team which has already left for the Youth World Cup. “Mahela will be with the Sri Lanka Under 19 team during the entire tournament. He will leave the island on January 9th and will remain with the team during the entire competition,” Ashely de Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket CEO said in reply to a query by The Island yesterday. Sri Lanka Cricket appointed Jayawardene as the ‘Consultant Coach’ for the National Teams with ...

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When I grew up I really wanted to be a ruggerite, says Avishka-by Indika Welagedara Sri Lanka under 19 cricket coach Avishka Gunawardena Source:Dailynews Avishka Gunawardena played School Cricket as a left handed opening batsman for his alma mater Ananda College Colombo 1st XI team in the inter school ‘A’ Division Cricket tournament. Then he also had the unique record of captaining the Sri Lankan national under19 team against visiting England team. He went on to represent Sri Lanka test and one day team with distinction. He served as the head coach of Sinhalese Sports Club for nine consecutive seasons and was the coach of the winning SLPL 2012 team Uva Next. He has also functioned as the Director of Cricket at Royal College Colombo and the head coach of Sri Lanka ‘A’ team. In August 2021, he was appointed as the batting coach of Afghanistan national cricket team. In ...

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