On Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket appointed Jerome Jayaratne as the ‘National Team Manager’ for the team’s upcoming tour of West Indies. Jayaratne was appointed, as the present Team Manager, Asantha De Mel has decided to step down from the position due to personal reasons, effective from the end of the ongoing England tour of Sri Lanka.
Jayaratne currently functions as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer of the SLC and his appointment as the Team Manager is an interim measure.
A career coach, Jayaratne previously held the position of Chief Operations Officer at the SLC. He also functioned as the interim coach of the national team on several overseas tours and most recently served as a consultant to the National Team.