Hathuru appointed as NSW Blues batting coach | Sunday Observer

Hathuru appointed as NSW Blues batting coach

26 July, 2020
Chandika Hathurusingha
Chandika Hathurusingha

Former Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has returned to the New South Wales Blues coaching staff for a second stint

Hathurusingha, whose first stint with NSW came in 2011-2014, replaces Englishman Michael Yardy who returned home for personal reasons last summer.

The appointment of a highly rated coach with international experience is a blessing for the NSW Blues with Hathurusingha joining the coaching staff that includes former Australia Test opener Phil Jaques as head coach, New Zealander Andre Adams as pace bowling coach and Anthony Clark as spin bowling coach.

Hathurusingha coached Bangladesh to the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup during a stint between 2014 and 2017 before he joined Sri Lanka as the head coach.

That position ended, prematurely with the dispute ending in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.