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Sri Lanka expands its support arsenal

Jul 28, 2016 11:29:06 PM - srilankacricket.lk

“We always believe in engaging the best professional advice and technical support for our National Team”

“Fielding is an area we intend to focus strongly on”

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the recruitment of Nic Pothas as the National Fielding Coach.

The 42-year-old South African, a versatile wicketkeeper-batsman, who retired from 1st Class Cricket in 2011 having amassed over 11,000 runs in all forms and having taken over 500 catches is an addition to the Sri Lanka arsenal of coaching staff that has seen a strong boost in the recent past.

Since he’s retirement from First Class Cricket in 2011 with the highest average of any wicketkeeper for Hampshire, Pothus has served as the Director of Cricket at Guernsey and most recently as the Academy Director at Leicestershire County.

Speaking on the appointment President SLC, Hon Thilanga Sumathipala stated:

“It is the focus of my administration to build Sri Lanka’s next World Champion team. We will deploy the necessary resources and invest in the infrastructure to make this happen”

“We always believe in engaging the best professional advice and technical support for our National Team, and this appointment is one such positive step”

“Our last few outings are showing a marked improvement in the batting and bowling both, however our fielding has been letting us down and Pothus joining the support team already in place will give the necessary boost to this important area”

“We are grateful to Leicestershire Country for agreeing to release Nic Pothus”.

He further went on to state that the appointment of Pothus is on the careful sturdy and strategic recommendation of the Cricket Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket headed by Aravinda de Silva.

Pothus joins Sri Lanka Cricket from the 8 th of August.