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Young family forces Pothas to end Sri Lanka contract early

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Pothas was hired as Sri Lanka's fielding coach in 2016.

Pothas was once employed as Sri Lanka’s fielding trainer in 2016. © IPL

Having severed ties with Sri Lanka Cricket, former South African wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas has said that the verdict to end his tenure early was once taken so as to spend extra time along with his younger family. Pothas, who was once employed as Sri Lanka’s Fielding Coach in 2016, functioned because the Head Coach for 6 months after the unexpected departure of his mentor Graham Ford.

Pothas’ two-year contract with SLC was once to end in August, however he had made a request to depart early and he ended his contract with SLC at the 13th of April.

“After two incredible years with Sri Lanka Cricket, this is the right time for me to move on to other opportunities, which will allow me to spend quality time with my young family,” Pothas instructed in a remark.

The 44-year-old lives in Southampton and is thought to be in search of training alternatives within the United Kingdom. In November ultimate 12 months, Pothas pulled out of the Sri Lankan crew’s discuss with to Lahore declaring family causes.

Pothas oversaw again to again collection towards global’s primary ranked India the place the Sri Lankan facet was once overwhelmed closely. He was once additionally the Head Coach when the crew misplaced a first-ever ODI series to Zimbabwe. The spotlight of his tenure was once Sri Lanka finishing Pakistan’s unbeaten run in UAE. Pakistan had no longer misplaced a Test collection within the Gulf area which turned into their followed house since 2010. Sri Lanka gained the two-match Test collection 2-Zero.

“I would like to thank Sri Lanka Cricket for affording this special opportunity. I would also like to thank my fellow coaches and all the players I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with for all the support they have provided me. Finally, I must thank all the supporters who follow Sri Lanka so passionately, for all their support during my tenure,” Pothas additional stated.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to be involved with Sri Lanka. It has given me the opportunity to learn and improve as a coach as well as to contribute to a very talented bunch of players. It will always hold a special place in my heart,” he concluded.

SLC officers stated that they are going to no longer rent a Fielding Coach however will rotate the ones within the Coaching Department like Upul Chandana and Manoj Abeywickrama as Fielding Coach.

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