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For a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022, Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed consultant coach of the Sri Lanka men's senior team, as well as the men's Under-19 team and the Sri Lanka A team.
According to a press release from Sri Lanka Cricket, the former captain "will be in charge of the overall cricketing element of the national teams" as well as providing "strategic support" to players and management teams at the high-performance centre.
"This is an exciting opportunity to work with the national cricketers and coaches in our various development squads, including the U19 and A teams, to help us do justice to the enormous cricketing talent and potential in Sri Lanka," Jayawardene said in the statement.
"I am very passionate about Sri Lankan cricket and believe that with a coordinated and focused team effort, taking a holistic approach working across all age groups, we can achieve consistent success in the future,”
"My main role will be supporting our team of national coaches and support staff in terms of our preparation and strategic-thinking during the coming year," he concluded.
The appointment came about following consultations between the SLC's executive committee and technical advisory committee.