Sri Lanka Appoint Rixon As Fielding Coach
Zeeshan Mehtab 3 days ago Sat 08th December 2018 | 05:42 PM
Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost preparations for the world cup next year.
The 64-year-old will begin his new assignment later this month and join the team in New Zealand where, starting December 15, Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Tests, three one-day internationals and one Twenty20.
"I am sure he will be able to help the team moving forward, with his expertise in the area of fielding which is a vital component of the game.
Sri Lanka have been struggling for form recently, losing the home ODI and Test series to England.
They have also been hit by crisis off the field.
Earlier that month, ex-chief selector and former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was charged for failing to cooperate with a match-fixing probe and concealing information.