Former Sri Lanka Test and ODI player Naveed Nawaz has been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the National Cricket Team.
Issuing a statement, Sri Lanka Cricket said Nawaz was appointed for a two year term, effective from 1st April 2022.
Before taking over the new role, Nawaz was functioning as the Head Coach of the Bangladesh under 19 Team, where he led the team to an ICC under 19 Cricket World Cup win in 2020.
His first competitive assignment with the national team will be the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh, which will also be the first assignment of the newly appointed Head Coach Chris Silverwood.
The National team will also be supported by Fast Bowling Coach Chaminda Vaas, Spin Bowling Coach Piyal Wijetunge and Fielding and Support Coach Manoj Abeywickrama during the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka will play a two match test series during the tour of Bangladesh, under the ICC World Test Championship.