Sri Lankan shadow coach suspended
Jun 8, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has suspended the national cricket team’s shadow coach Chandika Hathurusingha on disciplinary grounds.
Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman DS de Silva told Cricinfo that the decision to suspend Hathurusingha was taken after he had disobeyed orders to not abandon the team and return home ahead of the one-day tri-series final where Sri Lanka is meeting Zimbabwe at Harare on Wednesday.
"Hathurusingha is expected to follow an advanced Level 3 coaching in Australia from June 13, and he had wanted to come home early to be with his family before heading for Australia," de Silva said. "He had conveyed this decision soon after the first-round match against India. But I advised him that he can return home only if Sri Lanka fails to qualify for the final not otherwise. Despite me giving him clear instructions to be with the team for the final he returned home on Saturday.