After the T20 World Cup exit, Mahela Jayawardene steps down as Sri Lanka consultant coach

On Wednesday, Sri Lanka Cricket announced that MahelaJayawardene had resigned from his role as the team’s consultant coach. This decision comes just days after the disappointing exit of Sri Lanka from the ongoing T20 World Cup.
MahelaJayawardene, a Sri Lankan cricket legend, assumed the consultant coach position in 2022, initially for a one-year term that was later extended. During his tenure, he played an important role in implementing significant changes to the national team ecosystem and the High-Performance Centre.
The statement by Sri Lanka Cricket acknowledged his contributions and expressed their gratitude for his service.
While the statement did not specify a reason for the resignation of Jayawardene, the timing suggests a possible connection to Sri Lanka’s underwhelming T20 World Cup campaign. The team failed to qualify for the Super 8 stage, falling short of expectations.
The statement read, “Jayawardena, during his tenure, helped implement significant changes to the structure of the national team ecosystem and the High-Performance Centre.”

Jun 27, 2024 4:20 AM