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Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne on Satur­day said it would au­gur well for his team if just- re­signed Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathu­rus­ingha joined their ranks.

Karunaratne, who scored a 50 off 62 balls in the warm- up game against Board Pres­i­dent› s XI at the Ja­dava­pur Univer­sity cam­pus ground here, said he has no idea whether Hathu­rus­ingha›s appointment has been con­firmed yet but he would love to see him coach the young is­landers who have not been at their best lately.

«I have no idea about it. I heard he is com­ing but it›s not con­firmed yet. If he comes it will be good for Sri Lankan cricket as he knows most of the guys,» Karunaratne, 29, told re­porters.

«I also played un­der him dur­ing my pro­vi­sional games. It›s good for us but I have no idea whether he is com­ing or not,» he added.

Hathu­rus­ingha put down his pa­pers on Thurs­day though, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to con­firm if it had ac­cepted his res­ig­na­tion.

The for­mer Sri Lanka opener›s res­ig­na­tion comes at a time when his name is aligned as one of the top con­tenders to take over the Sri Lanka head coach›s job. IANS

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