Sri Lanka have appointed former Australia wicketkeeper Steve Rixon as new trainer of the cricket crew. At the appointment, Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva on Saturday mentioned that Rixon will assist the crew transfer ahead. Sri Lankan cricket goes via turbulent instances each off and on the sphere and the most recent workforce appointment will probably be a spice up to the crew’s arrangements for the ICC International Cup 2019. Rixon will exchange Manoj Abeywickrema, who took over the duty following the departure of Nic Pothas as a fielding advisor in April this 12 months.
Rixon, who performed 13 Checks and six ODIs for Australia, had previous been the fielding trainer of the Pakistan crew however parted tactics in June after two years, bringing up variations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The 64-year-old will start his new task later this month and sign up for the crew in New Zealand the place, beginning December 15, Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Checks, 3 one-day internationals and one Twenty20 global.
They’ll later play two Checks in Australia from January 24.
“We’re satisfied to welcome Steve into the crew,” Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva mentioned.
“I’m positive he’ll have the ability to assist the crew transferring ahead, along with his experience within the space of fielding which is an important part of the sport.”
De Silva mentioned Rixon will paintings with the nationwide crew till the tip of the 2019 International Cup.
Sri Lanka were suffering for shape just lately, dropping the house ODI and Take a look at collection to England.
They’ve additionally been hit through disaster off the sphere.
Bowling trainer Nuwan Zoysa used to be suspended through the Global Cricket Council in October after he used to be accused of match-fixing and different “corrupt habits”.
Previous that month, ex-chief selector and previous captain Sanath Jayasuriya used to be charged for failing to cooperate with a match-fixing probe and concealing knowledge.
The rustic just lately sought assist from neighbouring India to draft regulations to battle dishonest within the recreation.
(With AFP Inputs)