Ratnayake to head SLC fast-bowling programme
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former quick Rumesh Ratnayake to the top fast-bowling coaching job in the country.
As SLC's head of fast bowling, Ratnayake will work closely with Sri Lanka's high-performance centre, and will oversee the work of the board's other fast-bowling coaches, including whoever is posted with the national team. He may not himself work and tour with the Sri Lanka side, however.
One of the fastest Sri Lanka bowlers in the 1980s, Ratnayake had taken 73 Test wickets at an average of 35.10 during his playing career.