Monday 18 July 2011 

Ratnayake To Coach Sri Lanka Against Australia

Ratnayake To Coach Sri Lanka Against Australia
Ratnayake To Coach Sri Lanka Against Australia
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Former international fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been named as Sri Lanka's coach for the Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against Australia.

He replaces Stuart Law, who was in charge of the team during the recent tour of England, following the departure of Trevor Bayliss after the 2011 World Cup final.

Ratnayake was a member of the 1985 Sri Lankan team which won its first ever Test while he took 73 Test wickets in 26 matches.

He also took 76 ODI wickets and has gained Level 3 coaching quailfications - from Australia and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

He has been working as an ACC Development Officer in Malaysia.

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