Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister has asked the cricket board to replace the coaching staff headed by Chandika Hathurusingha after the national team's early exit in the recent World Cup, an official said on Monday.
However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Mohan de Silva said any decision must be mindful of Sri Lanka's bad reputation for hiring and firing coaches.
De Silva said sports minister Harin Fernando had made the request in writing, and that cricket board is legally required to carry it out.
“But we know this is a complex problem because we are dealing with professionals," de Silva said.
“We know Sri Lanka has a bad reputation that we have hired and fired coaches over the past so many years. We know our responsibilities and we also can't go against the minister's recommendations,” he added.