Sri Lanka name Marvan Atapattu as interim coach for tour to England
Marvan Atapattu has been appointed coach for Sri Lanka's forthcoming tour of England.
Last Updated: 28/04/14 6:18pm
The 43-year-old replaces Paul Farbrace who left the post earlier this week to become the No 2 to recently-appointed England coach Peter Moores.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board confirmed that Atapattu would be assisted by Ruwan Kalpage for both the trip to England and the series against South Africa.
Atapattu played 90 Tests for his country, notching 16 centuries with an average of 39.
He also collected 268 one-day caps during his career and later this year could be awarded the job on a permanent basis.
Sri Lanka travel to Europe at the start of May for a two-match ODI series against Ireland.
They then cross the Irish Sea to contest two Test matches, five 50-over games and one Twenty20 fixture against England.