Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe was on Thursday told to return home from South Africa in the middle of the ODI series and fielding coach Steve Rixon will take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series.
Rixon, the fielding coach, will take charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24, Silva said.
Hathurusinghe became Sri Lanka's head coach in December 2017 after leading Bangladesh to success. However under him, Sri Lanka have slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure an automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia.
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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