The Colombo Strikers announced Coaching Staff for the upcoming edition of the LPL 2023 & they have made some new additions to the coaching staff. The highly experienced Australian Coach Simon Helmet will be appointed as the Head Coach of the Colombo Strikers while Jerome Jayaratne & Chaminda Vaas will work as the assistant & Bowling Coaches of the team.
Speaking about his appointment, Helmot said that he has worked as a Coach for several franchise leagues & he is excited to begin his coaching stint with Colombo Strikers, “I am really excited to work with Colombo Strikers as the Head Coach. I’ll be coaching a team in the Lanka Premier League for the first time and I cannot wait to start a new thrilling journey. The team already has some power-packed players and we are looking forward to building a strong team in the upcoming LPL Auction.”
One of the best bowlers of all time Chaminda Vaas is excited to join Colombo Strikers as a Bowling Coach. Chaminda who has 750 wickets in his kitty is thrilled for his upcoming stint with the franchise. He said. “With my hometown being a suburb of Colombo, the city has always been close to my heart. And therefore, I am really thrilled to be the Bowling Coach of the Colombo Strikers. The Lanka Premier League has provided fantastic opportunities to youngsters all around the world and it’ll be wonderful to work with amazing talents in an exciting T20 competition.”
One of the Icon Players of the Colombo Strikers Babar Azam has also shared his thoughts about the Coaching Staff. He said that the Colombo Strikers have put together a robust Coaching Staff. Their experience will come handy when they will play LPL 2023. He further said that they are excited to work with each of the coaches & give their best for the team in the upcoming season.
Speaking about the coaching staff announcement, Colombo Strikers team owner Sagar Khanna said, “It was imperative for us to appoint an experienced coaching group and we couldn’t be happier to have Simon Helmot, Jerome Jayaratne, and Chaminda Vaas on board with us. We have got some of the greatest cricketing minds on our coaching staff and they will certainly guide the team in the right direction.”
Meanwhile, Colombo Strikers have announced Azharuddin Qureshi as Strength & Conditioning Coach & Saif Hasan Naqvi as Head Coach of the team.