Hashan Tillakaratne has been appointed Sri Lanka’s Under-19 coach on two-year contract set to run until the 2020 World Cup in South Africa. The former Sri Lanka captain and World Cup winner takes over from Roy Dias.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) interviewed six other candidates but Tillakaratne, a qualified level 3 coach, was always the frontrunner because of his previous coaching experience with the national team. He had worked as the senior team’s batting coach before being replaced Thilan Samaraweera. (Courtesy ESPN Cricinfo)