Advertisement
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

ICC T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Rope In Mahela Jayawardene As Consultant

The decision by Sri Lanka Cricket has been taken keeping in mind Jayawardene's tremendous track record with Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

ICC T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Rope In Mahela Jayawardene As Consultant
Additionally, Mahela Jayawardene will also act as a consultant and a mentor for the U-19 side. | File Photo
ICC T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Rope In Mahela Jayawardene As Consultant
outlookindia.com
2021-09-24T20:33:46+05:30

Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene has been roped in as the consultant of the country's national team for the first round of the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. (More Cricket News)

The decision by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been taken keeping in mind Jayawardene's tremendous track record with Mumbai Indians and his ready made inputs post Indian Premier League stint with most of the top international stars on same UAE tracks where T20 World Cup will be played.

Additionally, Jayawardene will also act as a consultant and a mentor for the U-19 side after his stint with the senior squad in the build-up to the ICC U-19 World Cup in West Indies.

His tenure with the national side will last for a period of seven days between October 16-23 while his role with the Under 19 team will be for five months, the ICC said on Friday.

He will join up with the national side after the conclusion of the IPL, where he is currently doing duty as the head coach of Mumbai Indians.

On his appointment, a statement by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board CEO Ashley De Silva read: "We are very happy to welcome Mahela into his new roles, as his presence with the Sri Lanka Team and the U19 Team is going to help the players immensely."

"From his playing days, Mahela was respected for the vast cricketing knowledge he brought into the game, first as a player, then as a Captain, now as a Coach for different teams."

During an illustrious career for Sri Lanka, Jayawardene represented his national side in 149 Tests, 448 ODIs and 55 T20Is.

He finished as Sri Lanka's second highest scorer in Test cricket with 11814 runs, 34 centuries and 50 half centuries. Compatriot Kumar Sangakkara's tally of 12400 remains the country's best in the traditional format.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Omicron Threat: Next 15 Days Crucial To Understand Global Impact

Omicron Threat: Next 15 Days Crucial To Understand Global Impact

The preliminary clinical data coming for the Omicron indicates that it has different sort of symptoms which is mainly intense fatigue.

Oppisition Unity: Act Fast Or Perish, TMC Makes Its Message Ring Louder

Oppisition Unity: Act Fast Or Perish, TMC Makes Its Message Ring Louder

TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee is set to meet the leadership of the Shiv Sena and NCP in the backdrop of her deliberate decision not to meet Sonia Gandhi.

IPL 2022 Retention: Teams To Reveal Players They Want To Keep

IPL 2022 Retention: Teams To Reveal Players They Want To Keep

Indian Premier League franchises will submit the list of players retained for the 2022 edition on Tuesday (November 30).

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to several discussions on WHO's method of naming virus variants on Greek alphabets. But terms like 'South Africa virus' have remained in use.

Advertisement