Everyone remembers the World Cup in 1996 and you are sure to remember batsman Asanka Gurusinha lovingly known as “Gura”. He started Test cricket as a teenager as a wicketkeeper-batsman, but retired prematurely a year after the World Cup triumph.
Presently residing in Melbourne, Gurusinha will arrive in Sri Lanka over the next few days to begin work with the team ahead of the series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that he has been appointed as the Manager Cricket for the National Team of Sri Lanka.
Gurusinha, a marketer by profession, was awarded the title of Deshabandu in 1996, for his role in the World Cup victory, and has since been domiciled in Australia for around 20 years. Gurusinha is a Level 3 certified Cricket Coach with many years of experience, and most recently served as the Consultant Regional Cricket Coach for Cricket Australia.