Former Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardena has been appointed as a consultant of the Sri Lanka National team.
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement, that Jayawardena will function in the new role during the First Round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Jayawardena, who is currently the Head Coach of the Mumbai Indians, will join the Sri Lanka team in the United Arab Emirates immediately after the completion of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
SLC said Jayawardena will share his vast experience and provide invaluable strategic support for the players and management team during a seven-day period from 16-23 October when the team will play Namibia, Ireland, and the Netherlands as they seek to qualify for the Group Stages.
Jayawardena has also accepted an invitation to be a Consultant and Mentor of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team as the squad prepares for next year’s ICC Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies.
He will function in the role for five months in an honorary capacity.
Jayawardena was appointed to the dual roles by Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee following recommendations made by the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.