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Reflections on Marvan’s appointment as Coach

Samat in The Sunday Leader, 5 October 2014

THE only thing questionable about Marvan Atapattu’s appointment as Head Coach last week was why it took so long in coming. As far back as end-June he had emerged a strong candidate, shepherding Sri Lanka to a historic Test series triumph in England, as well as a 3/2 victory in the ODI series, not to mention of the success in the solitary Twenty-20 – an astonishing sweep for one who was hustled into the job scarcely a month before the English tour, a consequent of the sudden resignation of his predecessor..

ATAPATTU MARVANThe home series against South Africa in July was lost, but both the Test and ODI series against Pakistan was won comprehensively, 2/0 and 2/1 respectively – and with the World Cup looming, commonsense called for the confirmation of Atapattu’s role as Head Coach in the first flush of the victorious Pakistan series in end-August. Continue reading

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