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Simon Willis resigns as Sri Lanka Cricket’s high-performance manager

It is learnt that Simon Willis decided to hand his resignation as high-performance manager of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to personal reasons and he would serve a six-month notice period.

cricket Updated: Feb 12, 2018 16:09 IST
Asian News International
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Asian News International, Colombo
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Simon Willis resigned as Sri Lanka Cricket’s high-performance manager less than two years into his three-year contract. (Getty Images)

Simon Willis has stepped down from the post of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC’s) high-performance manager, less than two years into a three-year contract.

It is learnt that Willis decided to hand his resignation due to personal reasons and, he would serve a six-month notice period.

“Simon has given us six months notice and as such will remain with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) until June 30. We will, therefore, be advertising for the position,” ESPNcricinfo quoted SLC, as saying.

The SLC is planning to bring Willis’ replacement at least two months before the end of his notice period in order to allow a smooth transition.

Willis was recruited especially for the newly-created role of high-performance manager in June 2015. His role includes overseeing Sri Lanka’s cricket academy besides also playing an important role in identifying and developing young talent.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 16:09 IST