Sri Lanka name Marvan Atapattu as interim coach

Marvan Atapattu

Sri Lanka have named their former captain Marvan Atapattu as interim head coach following the resignation of Paul Farbrace earlier this week.

The 43-year-old will take charge of the tour of England and Scotland, which starts next month, and the home series against South Africa in July.

Former Test spinner and current fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage will join Atapattu's staff as assistant coach.

Farbrace quit Sri Lanka to become new England coach Peter Moores' deputy.

Batsman and occasional leg-spinner Atapattu played 90 Tests for Sri Lanka between 1990 and 2007, scoring 5,502 runs at an average of 39.02.

He played in 268 one-day internationals, averaging 37.57.