Will former Australian Cricket Captain and present cricket commentator Greg Chappell able to deliver the goods for Sri Lankan Cricket if he get the appointment as next Sri Lankan Head Cricket Coach? that will be the million dollar question which should be in the minds of Sri Lankan Cricket experts and fans these days after hearing that former Australian Cricketer is head on the list of Cricket Coaches who are short listed to select Sri Lankan Cricket Team’s next head coach .
Greg Chappell who was one of the best batsman s in World Cricket during 1970’s is top on the list of coaches including former cricketers of Sri Lanka,India,New Zealand and England who are seeking the Sri Lankan National Cricket Coach Post following the exit of present Sri Lankan Cricket Coach Graham Xavier Ford according to Sri Lankan Cricket Sources.
However Sri Lankan Cricket Board has decided to extend the deadline for applying for the Sri Lankan Cricket Coach Post until end of this month.
The sources further revealed that among those former cricketers short listed for the head coach post are former Sri Lankan Cricketers Marvan Atapattu who is the current Batting Coach of the National Cricket Team,Romesh Kaluwitahrana ,Ruwan Kalpage the fielding coach,former Indian Cricketers Venkatesh Prasad, Lal chand Rajput,Mohit Soni,former England cricketer Paul Farbrace who is also the former Sri Lankan Assistant Coach,Ian Pont,New Zealand A Coach Grant Bradburn.
The Former Australian Cricketer Greg Chappell who has retired from international cricket on 1984
had a disastrous coaching career as Indian Cricket Coach during 2007 World Cup and also known for his differences with some senior Indian Players like Saurav Ganguly during his short coaching career in India.