Former Sri Lankan middle order batsman Hasan Tilakaratne has been appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lankan women’s cricket team for six months. Tilakaratne was a member of the 1996 World Cup winning team and had previously held many posts. “Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Hasan Tilakaratne will be the head coach of the national women’s team. This appointment will take effect from June 1, 2021,” Sri Lanka Cricket said on its website
Tilakaratne’s contract expires on December 31, but it is understood that she will get a new contract with Sri Lanka Cricket as the Women’s World Cup will be held in New Zealand in February-March. Over the course of 15 years of his career, he has played 83 Tests and scored 4545 runs, including 11 centuries. Audi has scored 3789 runs in 200 ODIs. Hassan Tilakaratne has been appointed head coach of the women’s team, focusing on his long career experience.
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Hasan Tilakaratne also has experience in Cochin. He previously served as the head coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team and the batting coach of the Sri Lanka Emerging Team. He also served as his head coach with the Candy Tuskers during the Lanka Premier League. In addition, Sri Lanka Cricket appointed Australia’s former first-class cricketer Brett Harrop as chief physiotherapist for the national team.