Sri Lanka Premier League 2012

Waqar, Moody appointed coaches in SLPL

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July 7, 2012

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Waqar Younis grimaces as Pakistan collapse, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, January 22, 2011
Waqar Younis is one of the six confirmed coaching appointments © AFP

Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis has been confirmed as the coach for the Ruhuna franchise for the inaugural season of Sri Lanka Premier League, according to the organisers Somerset Entertainment Ventures Ltd. Other notable appointments include former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis and Australians Tom Moody and Trevor Bayliss.

"Waqar [Younis] is one of six appointments that have been finalised regarding the coaching positions, with only Kandurata province yet to finalise who their coach will be," Sandeep Bhammer, chief executive of Somerset Entertainment Ventures Ltd, told "We have a couple of local appointments, with Duleep Mendis coaching Basnahira and Naveed Nawaz will be head coach for Uva.

"In addition, and to add to the international flavour of the tournament, Australian's Shane Duff will be the head coach for Nagenahira, Tom Moody will coach Utuhura and Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as head coach for Wayamba."

The squads for the seven franchises were announced on July 6. A total of 56 overseas players and 107 local players are part of the squads, giving each franchise a preliminary list of 24 players. The tournament is scheduled to start on August 10.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by sampi72 on (July 9, 2012, 20:00 GMT)

Duleep Mendis as a coach....what a joke....I can be a manager of a team...nota coach...So what about our own Roy Dias,Chandika Haturusighe,Rumesh Rathnayake,Aravinda De Silva,Marven Atapattu,Champaka Ramanayake & Rumesh kaluwitharana.....They should have been choosen as the coaches....

Posted by KingKashi on (July 8, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

Waqar is Coach of Ruhuna, Afridi is key Player of Ruhuna and both have differences. I expect this team will be a blessing for both to come close to each other again. I wish so! I hate such tensions!

Posted by sonu77 on (July 8, 2012, 9:26 GMT)

If Wayamba won the tournament, they have to play CLt20 without their head coach.

Posted by AmjadZork on (July 8, 2012, 4:40 GMT)

Way u goo Ruhuna !!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (July 8, 2012, 3:18 GMT)

wow love to see SLPL.......:)))))))

Posted by   on (July 8, 2012, 2:07 GMT)

I would love to see Waqar being the bowling coach of SL national team, with all due respect to Champaka Ramanayaka i feel we need some changes now.

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