Avishka Gunawardane appointed as Afghanistan Batting Coach

August 17, 2021 at 7:24 PM

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Avishka Gunawardane has been appointed as the batting coach of the Afghanistan Cricket team.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board had posted the announcement on its official Facebook page.

The International Cricket Council in May announced an independent tribunal has cleared Avishka Gunawardene of two corruption charges and that he is allowed to resume cricket activities.

Gunawardene, who played six tests and 61 one-day internationals had been involved with the Sri Lanka Cricket coaching team before he was suspended.

Afghanistan is next scheduled to play 3 ODIs against Pakistan in Sri Lanka next month.

Taliban fighters who took over Afghanistan yesterday had announced that Cricket can continue as it was before. (NewsWire)