Mahela Jayawardene ready to guide Sri Lanka U-19 team from October
On this day former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene ready to guide the Sri Lanka under-19 cricket team. He will join as a Consultant from October 2021.
Mahela will reportedly help prepare the team for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to be held in the West Indies next year.
Sri Lanka Cricket Technical Committee Chairman Aravinda de Silva confirmed that Mahela has agreed to work with the Sri Lanka U-19 boys.
He is expect to guide the junior cricketers along with the U-19 coaching staff.
Mahela is currently overseas and will return to Sri Lanka after the Indian Premier League (IPL) in September.
However, he is expect to work with the U-19 boys after that for several months. Meanwhile, Mahela has reportedly informed the technical committee he will be working with the team free of charge.
The Under-19 Sri Lanka team will participate in the Youth Asia Cup which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the end of 2021. The Sri Lankan team will face India and England during the tournament.