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SL Cricket Team’s Head Coach Chris Silverwood resigns, cites personal reasons

June 27, Colombo (LNW): Chris Silverwood, the head coach of the national cricket team, has stepped down from his role, attributing his decision to personal reasons.

“Coaching at the international level demands long absences from family. After extensive discussions with my loved ones, I have decided it is time to return home and spend quality time with them,” Silverwood said in a statement.

He extended his gratitude to the players, coaches, support staff, and management of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for their unwavering support during his tenure. “Your support was crucial to our successes,” he remarked.

Silverwood reflected fondly on his time with Sri Lanka Cricket, saying, “It has been an honour to be part of Sri Lanka Cricket, and I will cherish many fond memories.”

During his time as head coach, the national team achieved significant milestones, including winning the T20 Asia Cup in 2022 and reaching the finals of the 50-over Asia Cup in 2023.

The team also secured several bilateral series victories, notably a home series win against Australia in the 50-over format and two away Test series wins against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Cricket expressed its best wishes to Chris Silverwood in his future endeavours and thanked him for his valuable contributions.

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