Chris Silverwood Resigns as Head Coach of the National Team

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Mr. Chris Silverwood, head coach of the national team, has tendered his resignation from the
position, citing personal reasons.

“Being an international coach means long periods away from loved ones. After lengthy
conversations with my family and with a heavy heart, I feel it is now time for me to return home
and spend some quality time together,” said Silverwood.
“I would like to thank the players, coaches, backroom staff, and management of the SLC for
their support during my time in Sri Lanka. Without your support, none of the success would have
been possible,” he further expressed.
‘It has been a real honour for me to be part of Sri Lanka Cricket and I will be taking away many
fond memories,” added Silverwood.
Under his tenure, the national team won the T20 Asia Cup in 2022 and also reached the finals of
the 50-over Asia Cup in 2023. Additionally, the team secured several bilateral series wins both at
home and overseas. Amongst these were a home series win against Australia in the 50 over
format and two away test series wins over Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Chris Silverwood the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his
valuable contributions during his tenure.