Mendis appointed Interim Coach
by Rex Clementine
Mendis will fill function as "Interim coach" replacing Dav Whatmore until a new national coach is appointed. Although BCCSL initially turned down Dav Whatmores request to relieve him of his duties, it reversed its decision and allowed him to take the break. Whatmore is contracted with BCCSL until the end of May.
At the moment, BCCSL is negotiating with Steve Rixon, Graeme Ford and John Bracewell to take up Whatmores post. The new coach is expected to take over before Sri Lankas tour of the West Indies.
Mendis coached the side during the 1992 World Cup and continued thereafter. He was also the manager of the side when Sri Lanka won the Wills World Cup in 1996. He functioned in a similar capacity as "interim coach" in 1997-1998 when Bruce Yardley took a break due to medical reasons.
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