Kuruppu appointed manager for Pakistan tour

Published: Saturday, September 25, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Colombo:Former Sri Lankan opening batsman Brendon Kuruppu has been appointed team manager for Sri Lanka's upcoming tour to Pakistan on an interim basis. Kuruppu, who is also a selector, takes over on after Ajit Jayasekera, the manager for most of the last four years, made himself unavailable because of family commitments.

Jayasekera, who however, has not ruled out reapplying for the position had excelled in the team manager's job, earning the respect amd admiration of the team and the media.

Kuruppu, who first shot to fame with a superb double ton against the Kiwis in 1987, takes over having just returned from a coaching stint in Singapore. A senior board functionary has confirmed that Kuruppu's name has been sent to the Minister of Sports for approval.

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