Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 14:32
Sri Lanka Cricket to amend constitution


Sri Lanka Cricket is planning to amend the board's constitution to facilitate the appointment of Head Coach as a member of the Selection Committee.
The Head Coach is unable to become a member of the Selection Committee according to the present constitution.
It was revealed at a media conference held at the SLC yesterday (20), the necessary amendments will be proposed at the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 7th of January.
It is reported that the SLC has promised Hathurusingha to have a free hand as Sri Lanka's head coach.
During his two-and-a-half-year stint as Bangladesh's coach, Hathurusingha had wielded substantial influence in the system and had been a selector beside.
Though he will not be a selector in the Sri Lanka set-up, for now, he has signed on with SLC partly because the board had assured him a degree of control and independence - the likes of which he had become accustomed to at his former job.
SLC, however, has a track record of exerting undue influence on coaches in recent years.
The board has blown through ten head coaches since 2011, and the most-recent permanent appointment - Graham Ford - had quit in June largely because he found his turf repeatedly encroached upon.
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