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Five applicants for SL job, says CEO de Silva

Marvan Atapattu and Angelo Mathews plot Sri Lanka's progress AFP

Sri Lanka Cricket's search for a permanent head coach has attracted five aspirants who have applied for the post, according to the CEO Ashley de Silva.

De Silva confirmed that all five applicants who had sent their CVs by the October 6 deadline were from overseas, but did not disclose their names as the applications had been sent on the trust of anonymity.

"These applications will be processed and evaluated at the next interim committee meeting scheduled for October 20," De Silva said. "We will take the next course of action after that. If we are not satisfied with the applicants, we may have to head hunt for one."

With Sri Lanka's sports minister announcing that the SLC elections will be held in January, there is the likelihood of a new administration coming into place. However, De Silva assured that whoever is selected would be given a two-year contract with their performance to be reviewed after one year.

Jerome Jayaratne, Sri Lanka Cricket's head of coaching, is currently the interim head coach of the Sri Lanka team for the ongoing home series against West Indies. His appointment came four days after Marvan Atapattu resigned as the national team coach.