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Marvan appointed head coach
Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the national cricket team's head coach and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach with immediate effect, Sri Lanka Cricket announces.

In a media release, the SLC says that these appointments will be for the upcoming Ireland & England tour and the South Africa tour of Sri Lanka.

However, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns from internal sources that the appointments are made without the approval of the SLC Executive Committee.

Certain Ex-Co members have even exclaimed surprise at this sudden appointments.

Marvan, is related to SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga as his sister is married to the Nishantha's younger brother - Sanjeewa Ranatunga.

On several times, it was refrained from appointing Marvan to the post of head coach, in order to maintain the team unity. This was due to Marvan's bumpy relations with senior players.

Soon, we will reveal several unknown details pertaining to the resignation of former head coach - Paul Farbrace.