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Canada appoint two coaches

Cricinfo staff

After weeks without a coach, Canada have suddenly appointed two of them. One will work with the national squad, and another will assist a Canadian invitational XI scheduled to play UAE in two one-day matches in Toronto. Both appointments are on a temporary basis.

Pubudu Dassanayake, an ex-Sri Lanka Test player and a recent previous member of the Canadian team, will coach Canada for their Intercontinental Cup games against Holland and UAE, plus the ODIs against Holland on July 3 and 4.

In addition, Courtenay Gonsalves will coach the Invitational XI against UAE in the one-day games which also take place on July 3 and 4. Now resident in Canada, Gonsalves has played for Guyana, and has acted as a national selector in Guyana. He also holds coaching qualifications from the West Indies Cricket Board.

The need for a second coach arose from a clash of matches - Canada and their invitational XI, who are effectively an A side, have to play at the same time in July following a scheduling change by the visiting UAE side.

Both appointments relate to the specific games in question and are made pending the appointment of a full-time national coach in Canada.

On a different subject, the CCA has announced that the hiring process is now underway for their first-ever full-time CEO.