Former South African coaches Mickey Arthur and Ray Jennings are reportedly in fray to become the chief coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Former opener and captain Marvan Atapattu in currently the stand-in coach.
Reports say 10 top coaches have applied for the job after Sri Lanka Cricket advertised for the position in its website. August 10 was the last date for applications. Sri Lanka are aiming to find replacements for coach Paul Farbrace, fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage and trainer Darshan Weerasinghe. (Also read: Mahela Jayawardene - the prolific scorer - gets set to bid adieu)
Atapattu, who filled in when Farbrace quit in April, hasn't applied according to SLC officials. "Marvan has still not applied for the post," said SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said. (Can Pakistan tame Sri Lankan lions?)