Sri Lanka to sack Dilshan, Marsh for South African debacle

Colombo: Sri Lanka is to undertake a major overhaul of its national cricket team and coaching staff ahead of the country`s tour of Australia later this month, a media report said.

Skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan is tipped to be replaced by former captain Mahela Jayewardena while Australian coach Geoff Marsh is also likely to be asked to go, the local Daily Mirror said.

It said the national cricket board would also sack the team of selectors after Sri Lanka`s abysmal performance in South Africa where they lost both the Test and one-day international series.

The Mirror said Marsh was likely to be replaced by South African Graham Ford.

Sri Lanka Cricket officials said they were unaware of the moves allegedly initiated in the ministry of sports.

The report came two days after the government ordered a probe into the national cricket team`s "crisis situation" after they fell to another defeat in their one-day series in South Africa.


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