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Sri Lanka Cricket asks head coach to return home from South Africa

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

was on Thursday told to return home from in the middle of the ODI will take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series.

"Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from after the final ODI. will take charge for the T20 series," Shammi Silva, the President said on Thursday.

Hathurusinghe will be returning to after the final ODI game in on March 16. are leading the series 4-0.

Rixon, the fielding coach, will take charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24, Silva said.

Silva said the SLC will ask Hathurusinghe about his plans for in England from May-July.

Hathurusinghe became Sri Lanka's in December 2017 after leading to success. However under him, Sri Lanka have slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure an automatic qualification for 2020 T20 in

They may be struggling in ODIS but Sri Lanka made history by becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:30 IST