MARVAN ATAPATTU

  • Sri Lanka opt for Trevor Penney as assistant coach Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted for Trevor Penney, who till recently was involved with the Indian team, as an assistant to the national coach Marvan Atapattu. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said Penney has been considered for both roles, Atapattu's understudy and the job of fielding coach. The appointment is subject...
  • New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu eyes World Cup glory September 26, 2014

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success on Friday for cricket's reigning T20 champions at next year's 50-over World Cup, saying morale is riding high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and...
  • Marvan Atapattu takes over as Sri Lanka head coach September 24, 2014

    Former captain Marvan Atapattu became Sri Lanka's first full-time local coach in 15 years after he was put in charge of the national cricket team on Wednesday. The executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has "unanimously approved and appointed" Atapattu with immediate effect, the SLC said in a statement without...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • Sri Lanka buoyed by opening win over England May 22, 2014

    Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England ahead of the oneday international and Test matches on the rest of their tour. Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions in England not to their liking but the reigning World...
  • Sri Lanka appoint Marvan Atapattu as interim coach April 25, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday named former captain Marvan Atapattu as interim head coach, making him the island nation's seventh coach in the last four years. Atapattu, 43, was appointed for the tour of England and Scotland starting next month and the subsequent home series against South Africa in July,...
  • Marvan Atapattu, Mark Davis in line to be Sri Lanka coach November 6, 2013

    Colombo: Former captain Marvan Atapattu is among the two frontrunners for the post of Sri Lankan cricket team coach, SLC announced on Wednesday. Atapattu is currently the batting coach of the national team. Alongside Atapattu, Mark Davies, coach of English county side Sussex, is the other contender. There were five candidates who...
  • Atapattu backs Sri Lanka to rebound from NZ defeat June 12, 2013

    London: Sri Lanka's batting coach, Marvan Atapattu, has backed the team to make the ICC Champions Trophy semifinals with victories in their remaining matches against hosts England and Australia. Sri Lanka narrowly lost to New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday in a lowscoring match to leave Angelo Mathews' team needing...
  • Atapattu named assistant coach of SL, Vaas the new bowling coach February 12, 2013

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan star players Marvan Atapattu and Chaminda Vaas have been named assistant coach and fast bowling coach in the latest shake up of Sri Lanka Cricket set up, SLC officials said Tuesday. Atapattu, 42, a former captain and opening batsman has been promoted to be the assistant...