Adams To Help Sri Lankans

Chris Adams will work with the Sri Lankans during their tour of England this summer
Chris Adams will work with the Sri Lankans during their tour of England this summer
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Former England international and Surrey coach Chris Adams will take on a consultancy role with Sri Lanka for their upcoming tour of England.

The all-new coaching team of Marvan Atapattu (head coach) and Ruwan Kalpage (assistant coach) will be joined by Adams, who also led Sussex with distinction as a player.

During his time with Sussex - who were then coached by England's head coach Peter Moores - he led them to the County Championship three times and the domestic one-day competition.

Adams, who played five Tests and five One-Day Internationals for his country, retired in 2008 to coach Surrey, a position he was sacked from in 2013.

While Adams will work with the Sri Lankans on a short-term basis, Atapattu and Kalpage have been appointed until the end of South Africa's tour to Sri Lanka later this year.

They were brought in to replace Paul Farbrace, who took up a job as Moores' assistant with England.

Sri Lanka play a Twenty20 International, five ODIs and two Tests against England between 20th May and 24th June.

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs