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Kalpage and Herath spearhead backstage at Tamil Union

4 October, 2020
Ruwan Kalpage-Rangana Herath
Ruwan Kalpage-Rangana Herath

Former Sri Lanka cricketers Ruwan Kalpage and Rangana Herath will take charge of guiding Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at the upcoming inter-club season as coach and consultant respectively.

A club official said Herath, who has taken 433 Test wickets, is expected to add a new sense of dynamism to the Tamil Union side in the new season while the team will be captained by Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal who has played in 60 Test matches to date.

The Tamil Union Cricket Committee is headed by former Sri Lanka Cricket secretary and first class player Prakash Schaffter assisted by its cricket secretary former St. Joseph’s College and Sri Lanka U-19 first class cricketer Charinda Fernando.

“Tamil Union has a unique legacy of supporting national cricket in Sri Lanka during a historic innings spanning over 120 years.

“Tamil Union has been very consistent in producing world class cricketers who have excelled in the national team and we have always been a place of growth fostering talented cricketers from rural Sri Lanka.

“Among them were Muttiah Muralidaran, Champaka Ramanayake, Athula Samarasekara, Upul Sumathipala, Upul Chandana and Suranga Lakmal,” said the club’s president Ramesh Schaffter.