Ex-England coach Silverwood takes charge of Sri Lanka
Chris Silverwood was sacked as England head coach following the 4-0 Ashes defeat to Australia; the 47-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Sri Lanka, who face Bangladesh in a two-Test series next month
Last Updated: 09/04/22 12:57pm
Former England head coach Chris Silverwood has been appointed as head coach of Sri Lanka on a two-year contract.
Sri Lanka have been without a full-time head coach since Mickey Arthur stepped down late last year.
“I am very excited to be on board with Sri Lanka and I cannot wait to get over to Colombo and get started,” Silverwood said.
“They have a talented and passionate group of players and I am really looking forward to meeting up with the players and coaching staff very soon.”
Silverwood was sacked by England in February after the team lost the Ashes series in Australia 4-0.
His first assignment with the Sri Lanka team will be a two-Test series in Bangladesh next month.