Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas has been appointed Sri Lanka’s fielding coach, joining former Proteas coach Graham Ford.
‘Our last few outings are showing a marked improvement in the batting and bowling, however our fielding has been letting us down,’ SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said. ‘Pothas joining the support team already in place will give the necessary boost to this important area.
‘We always believe in engaging the best professional advice and technical support for our national team, and this appointment is one such positive step.’
A long-time Hampshire player, Pothas scored over 11,000 runs and effected 659 dismissals in 218 first-class games. He also played three ODIs for South Africa in 2000. He was until this appointed head of Leicestershire’s academy.
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