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Name Chandika Hathurusinghe
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Batsman, RA fast-medium bowler, qualified coach
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard County or top premier league standard
Remuneration GBP 8000 plus
Agent Name Cricinfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Qualification Coaching Qualification ECB Level III, AUC Level II , Sri Lanka Test/ODI, Player of the Premier Tournament 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, Sri Lanka A Coach 2002.
Profile
An opening batsman with a compact style and steadfast nature, Hathurusinghe forged a steady opening partnership with Roshan Mahanama. Capable of playing lengthy innings when the situation warranted ,Hathurusingha possessed a variety of strokes. A handy medium-pace bowler, capable of genuine movement through the air. Called into the side against New Zealand at Hamilton as a replacement for the injured Mahanama, he responded by making three half-centuries in his first three Tests. Despite some handy contributions in following series, after an arduous time against the pace of South Africans he found himself left out. After a period on the sidelines, during which no other opener could establish a permanent position, he was selected to tour Pakistan and responded with an excellent series. After the emergence of Sanath Jayasuriya on the proceeding tour of Australia , Hathurusinghe was again left out. Sri Lanka 's failure to develop a competent allrounder saw Hathrurusingha reincarnated as a middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler during the tour of England and The Asian Test Championship, though this experiment was shortlived. Chosen for the 1999 World Cup, Hathurusinghe was not called upon to play a single match, and the selectors' policy of picking younger players singled the end to his international career. But his country's loss was his club's gain and he turned his attention to coaching, acting as the player-coach for Moors Sports Club and Tamil Union. More..

Name Dilhara Lokuhettige
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat, RA medium-fast bowler
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard Top premier league
Remuneration GBP 4000 plus
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Profile
Dilhara is an exciting young fast-bowling allrounder. Now 24-years-old, he already has four year's of first-class experience behind him, playing for Galle CC and Antonians SC in the club competition and Uva Province in the new provincial championship. Dilhara bowls right-arm fast medium and bats in the middle order.More..

Name Suresh Perera
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Fast Medium
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard Top-class club level
Remuneration GBP 6500 plus
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Profile
Suresh Perera was at one time considered to be the most naturally talented allrounder in Sri Lanka by coach Dav Whatmore, who pushed for him to be given an extended opportunity to fulfill his raw potential. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, his sideways-on whippy action allowed him to swing the ball. His outstanding eye for a ball allowed him to score runs freely. He first rose to prominence when selected to play against England A during their tour of Sri Lanka (February 1998) before going on to make his Test debut at The Oval in 1998 Test where he took the wicket of Alec Stewart and smashed an entertaining 43*. This was followed by over a year out of the game with a stress fracture of the back. During the 2000-01 season he made a comeback for his club, the Sinhalese Sports Club, and was then fast tracked back into contention for the Coca-Cola Cup in Sri Lanka (July 2001) and the following three-Test series against India (August 2001). He starred in one match scoring an unbeaten 56 to guide Sri Lanka home against New Zealand , but proved expensive with the ball. He was reported by umpire Steve Bucknor for having a suspect action after the first Test in Galle and the next Test at Kandy - during which it was clear his confidence had taken a knock - was his last outing. Cleared by the ICC, he remained on the fringes of the Sri Lankan squad. More..

Name Ranga Dias
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat / Right Arm Fast Medium
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard Top class premier league standard
Remuneration GBP 4000
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
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