Former England star Owais Shah to coach Dambulla in LPL-by Chandrika Fernando

Owais Shah

Owais Shah

Former England batsman, Owais Shah has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the Dambulla Vikings Team for the inaugural Lanka Premier League Twnety20 Cricket Tournament, which begins later this month.

The 42-year-old middle order batsman will take over the duties of the team while replacing another former Englishman and fast bowler Jon Lewis, the franchise owners announced yesterday.

The Dambulla Vikings Team, under the guidance of Shah will come out for the first time when they take on the Kandy Tuskers Team on November 28, in a day game at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota.

Shah will have the opportunity of coaching a star-studded line-up, which includes top foreign players in the calibre of Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Samit Patel (England), and Paul Stirling (Ireland).

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