Lanka de Silva is new Sri Lanka Women's coach

Sri Lanka Women celebrate a wicket
Lanka de Silva has been named as the new coach of Sri Lanka Women
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Former Sri Lanka international Lanka de Silva has been appointed as Sri Lanka Women's coach and will take on his new role with immediate effect.

The news comes after Shashikala Siriwardene replaced Chamari Atapattu as captain last month meaning an all-new leadership team will be in place when they head to New Zealand for their latest round of the ICC Women's Championship later this year.

They have currently won three out of nine matches, most recently losing a five-match series against West Indies 3-2, including defeats in two of the three Women's Championship matches.

Along with de Silva's appointment, Sri Lanka Cricket have also confirmed that Indian Neha Karnik has been appointed as the team physiotherapist.

De Silva played three Tests and 11 ODIs for Sri Lanka, all 14 of his international appearances coming in 1997.

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