Australian bowling coach David Saker has resigned from his position as Sri Lanka’ National Bowling Coach ahead of Sri Lanka vs West Indies all format tour starting March 4. Sri Lanka Cricket revealed the news on Friday. The 54-year old stated personal reasons for his decision.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that David Saker, the ‘National Fast Bowling Coach’ announced his resignation from his position, with immediate effect. He cited personal reasons for his decision,” Sri Lanka Cricket informed in their official statement.
David Saker was appointed as the fast bowling coach by Sri Lanka Cricket in December 2019 on a two-year contract basis.
The former Australian cricketer has a rich experience of coaching having served as the England cricket team’s fast bowling coach for five years. He played a vital role in the success of the team during the Ashes season of 2010-11.
In 2015, he was appointed as the head coach of Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL). The same year he also joined the Victoria Bushrangers as their coach for first-class cricket and the fifty-over format.
Before joining the Sri Lanka cricket team, the Victoria coach joined the United States national cricket team as their fast bowling coach for a short-term basis.