Two Ex-South Africa Coaches Mickey Arthur, Ray Jennings Eye Sri Lanka Job

Mickey Arthur and Ray Jennings have applied to become the chief coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team, according to reports.

updated: August 12, 2014 13:24 IST
  • Total Shares
Sri Lanka generic 9
Sri Lanka have had rousing success recently with wins in England and against Pakistan at home. Coached by Marvan Atapattu since April, the team may not get either Ray Jennings or Mickey Arthur as the new coach.


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?)

Show Full Article