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Lanka hires 60-yr old Aussie spin coach!

Former Australia off spinner Ashley Mallett, has been hired as a consultant spin coach on the recommendation of team coach Tom Moody.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 16:05 IST

Former Australia off spinner Ashley Mallett has been hired as a consultant spin coach for Sri Lanka.

Mallett's three-year contract would involve him coaching spinners from grass roots level right up to the national team and he would also train other coaches, Sri Lanka cricket said.

His contract commits him to four two-week visits to Sri Lanka each year with the first stint scheduled to start next week in the Max Cricket Academy in Colombo.

Mallett, 60, is the latest foreign expert to be hired by Sri Lanka's cricket board.

Fellow Australian Tom Moody, who recommended the appointment of Mallett, is head coach of the national team and Zimbabwean Trevor Penney is assistant coach.

Mallett played 38 tests for Australia, taking 132 wickets at 29.