Marvan resigns as head coach

marvan atapattuMarvan Atapattu has resigned from the post of head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team and his resignation has been accepted by the Sri Lanka Cricket board.

Atapattu was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the batting coach to the team from 2011 and as interim head coach for a brief period from April 2014 after then coach Paul Farbrace resigned.

“During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer. The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka Cricket team excelled in all departments of the game to gain that coveted triumph,” the Sri Lanka cricket board said in a statement.

Sri Lanka Cricket thanked Atapattu for his efforts as head coach and batting coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team. His resignation comes after the team lost the home Test series to India recently. (Colombo Gazette)