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* Sri Lanka Cricket extends Marvan Atapattu's tenure as interim coach till August
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 23, Colombo: The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to extend the tenure of the interim national coach Marvan Atapattu till August, the SLC announced today.

The Executive Committee at its meeting held yesterday (July 22nd) has decided to extend the appointment of Marvan Atapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka.

Atapattu was appointed as the interim head coach for Sri Lanka's tour in England after the newly hired national coach Paul Farbrace left the team to become the assistant coach for England before Sri Lanka began its tour to England.

Under the guidance of Atapattu Sri Lanka won all the formats of the game against England. However, the Executive Committee has decided to look for other candidates as well for the Head Coach position.

Meanwhile, the Committee has decided to keep Ruwan Kalpage as the Acting Assistant Coach and to appoint Nuwan Seneviratne as the Fielding Coach for the Pakistan Series.

The Executive Committee decided to call for applications for the post of Head Coach, Fielding Coach and Trainer for the National Team.

The Committee nominated the names of Prof. Arjuna De Silva, Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, and Dr. Seevali Jayawickrama to be appointed as a Medical Advisory Committee of SLC to help the national players in their medical requirements.

On a request made by SSC, The match venue for the 2nd Test against Pakistan was changed to SSC as it will be Mahela Jayewardene's final Test match on his home club ground.

Artificial Lights to be used during the Match and the Committee took a policy decision to use artificial lights (flood lights) when needed, provided it is available in the venue, if the natural light deteriorates during a match, SLC said.

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