The Nigeria Cricket Federation has hired Sri Lankan, Asanka Gurusinha to tutored the national team to a greater height.
The new head coach will resume officially on the 1st of December 2020.
The new coach is expected to head the high performance unit of the Federation and also act as coach trainer and mentor to our indigenous coaches.
Reacting to the appointment, the President of the Federation Prof. Yahaya Adam Ukwenya described the move as timely and purpose driven and one that has enjoyed the support of the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare.
“The appointment of Asanka marks another milestone in this administration’s desire to raise the standard of the game in the country both at the elite and development level. Internally, his appointment will greatly impart on our development structure as we look to begin our Accelerated Growth Program. On the big stage, Nigeria can no longer take a passing interest in World Cricket, we should be able to compete at all levels we play and not just make up the numbers” he said.
The official unveiling of the head coach is scheduled to take place on the 8th of December 2020 at the VIP Lounge, National Stadium Package A, Abuja.