Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed Jerome Jayaratne as the ‘National Team Manager’ for the team’s upcoming tour of West Indies.
Jayaratne has been appointed to this position due to the resignation of the present Team Manager Asantha de Mal.
He has resigned from his position due to personal reasons. His resignation will be effective from the end of the ongoing England tour of Sri Lanka.
“Jayaratne currently functions as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer of the SLC and his appointment as the Team Manager is an interim measure.” SLC said in an official release.
Jayaratne, who previously held the position of Chief Operations Officer at the SLC, also functioned as the interim coach of the national team on a number of overseas tours.
He most recently served as a consultant to the Sri Lanka men’s Team.
The Sri Lanka team’s tour of the West Indies will begin in March. During the tour, Sri Lanka will play three T20I’s, three ODIs and Two Tests.