SLC: Craig Howard – The newly appointed National Spin Bowling Coach

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of former Australian First Class Cricketer Craig Howard as the National Spin Bowling Coach.

Howard was the spin bowling coach of the New Zealand White Ferns team and the Victorian Men’s First Class team before taking over the new role.

He will assume the duties of the national team, starting with the ODI series of the ongoing Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka.

A Qualified Level 3 Cricket Coach from Cricket Australia, Craig has held a 12-year stint as the Consultant Coach of Cricket Australia.

As Cricket Australia’s consultant coach, he has worked on CA’s spin weeks, head of spin bowling for pathways, and national teams.

He has also functioned as the assistant coach on tours for the Australia ‘A’, Cricket Australia XI, and Under-19 teams across the men’s and women’s systems.

Craig has also worked as the spin bowling coach for the South Australian Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers during a four-year period, spanning from 2011 to 2015.

He is assigned a two-year contract, which commenced on February 1, 2024.


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