Our Coaches

Sidath Tennakoon – Head Coach

 

 

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Cricket Australia level II (Advanced) – 2011
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) level I – 2009
  • Qualified First Aider –
    • Sports and Activity First Aid (DCAS) – First Aid International - 2012
    • First Aid Appointed Person - 2010 by STA (in accordance with UK Health and Safety Executive Requirements)

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach – Stallions Cricket Academy, Doha, Qatar – From June 2013 to date
  • Head Coach – Lions Cricket Club, Doha – From Dec 2012 to date
  • Deputy Head Coach & Chief Operating Officer - Desert Cubs Cricket Academy, Dubai, UAE – From Jan 2009 to Dec 2012.
  • Coach - ICC Global cricket Academy coaching programs in Dubai - 2010 & 2011
  • Coach (Senior A Division) – Lanka Colts Cricket Club, Dubai, UAE – 2010

Specialized areas of coaching

  • All areas of Cricket

Playing Experience

  • Playing division 1 interclub tournaments conducted by Qatar Cricket Association representing Lions Cricket Club, Doha, Qatar.
  • Played cricket for Lanka Lions Cricket Club, Emirates Bank and Lloyds Bank teams in UAE division 1 & 2 tournaments from 1998 to 2011.
  • Played first class cricket in Sri Lanka from 1993 to 1998 and represented Kandy CC, Matale CC and BRC in interclub division 1 cricket tournaments.
  • Represented Hatton National Bank Ltd, Sri Lanka in Mercantile “A” & “B” Division tournaments.
  • Toured and played in England, South Africa, Malaysia, India, Holland and Thailand.
  • Played Interschool division 1 cricket tournaments in Sri Lanka from 1983 to 1992.

Memorable moments in cricket:

  • Scoring all-time record for highest individual innings of 252 in Sri Lanka’s division 1 Inter School U19 Cricket Tournament in 1990.
  • Scoring all-time record for the fastest century (in 54 balls) in Sri Lanka’s division 1 Inter School U19 Cricket Tournament in 1991.
  • Getting selected for the Sri Lankan U19 National Pool in 1991.
  • Being member of Sri Lankan Inter Club Division 1 Champions, BRC in 1996.
  • Being a member of UAE Inter Club Division 1 Champions, Lanka Lions CC and receiving the Best Batsman award in 2002.
  • Being a member of the Lloyds Bank Cricket Team which has won the first ever Dubai Super Sixes in 2010.   

Coaching Philosophy

  • “Everyone is unique. If you try to be someone else, the best you can do is be the second best." Therefore, instill fundamentals of the game thoroughly on the budding young cricketers and allow them to take advantage of their unique individual skills while making sure that it confirms to the overall team effort.

Coaching career goal(s)

To achieve the highest standards of cricket coaching and contribute as much as possible to the development of Cricket in various countries around the world.

 

Ashan Perera – Deputy Head Coach

 

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) level 2 – 2017
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) level 1 – 2013
  • Qualified in Sports First Aid

Coaching Experience

  • Coach Director /Deputy Head Coach – Stallions Cricket Academy, Doha, Qatar since 2013.
  • Deputy Head Coach - – Lions Cricket Club, Doha, Qatar – Since December 2012
  • Coach – (Senior A Division) – Lions Cricket Club, Doha, Qatar – from January 2012 to December 2012   
  • Coach - ICC Global cricket Academy coaching programs in Dubai - 2013

Specialized areas of coaching

  • All areas of Cricket

Playing Experience

  • Representing and captaining Lions Cricket Club in Inter Club division 1 tournaments in Doha, Qatar
  • Captain of Sri Lanka Expatriates XI in Doha, Qatar
  • Captain of the Lions Cricket Club in Doha Qatar, emerged Champs in 2012.
  • Captain of the St Peter’s Old boys Cricket Team in Doha, Qatar
  • Played for Doha Bank Cricket Club and member of the Champions team in 2009
  • Represented Standard Chartered Cricket club and toured India for Interbank T20 tournament and was Runners up in 2008.
  • Represented St Peter’s College Junior and Senior Cricket teams.

Memorable moments in cricket:

  • Captaining the Lions Cricket Club, Doha team that has won the very first QCA tournament they have participated.
  • Leading the Old Peterits team in Doha towards winning against their arch rivals for two consecutive years.
  • Becoming the highest wickets taker in “A” division league tournament in Qatar in 2012.
  • Representing Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka team that has participated in the International Bank tournament in 2008 in India.

Coaching Philosophy

“If you have the knowledge pass it on to those who do not”

I believe that playing sports as a child not only builds character and confidence but also gives them a sense of accomplishment. Therefore, I would love to pass on the knowledge I’ve gained over the years by playing, coaching and researching about Cricket to the youngsters.

Coaching career goal(s)

To achieve the highest standards of cricket coaching and help development of the game.

 

Manoj Arthanat – Deputy Head Coach

 

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Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • ICC/ACC Level I 

Coaching Experience

  • Coach – Stallions Cricket Academy, Doha – Since September 2013
  • Coach of the Indian U-14 team  for the GULF CUP in UAE for 2007
  • Asst. Coach at Swanton Camp during 1994-95 under P .Balachandran the NIS coach and the  Cricket development Officer of BCCI.

Specialized areas of coaching

  • All areas of Cricket

Playing Experience

  • Currently playing B division tournaments for City Exchange Club, Doha organized by QCA.
  • Played Junior / Senior level cricket in India  from 1989  to 1995 and represented Kerala State team from U-15 to U -23 categories ,
  • Member of All India SOUTH ZONE Team for 1992-93 season for U-19 group
  • Captained  MG university  team 1994-95 and represented the university team from 1990-1995
  • Represented  Clubs & Institutions BPCL (BHARATH PETROLEAM COCHIN LTD), Southern Railways Chennai, Swanton CC, TCC ( The Oldest cricket club in INDIA ) Prestige CC
  • Played cricket for Tellichery Cricket Club Dubai from 1996 to 2009 in UAE at A division & B division Tournaments

Memorable moments in cricket

  • Representing Kerala State Team from U15 to U23 categories.
  • Playing for City Exchange Club in Qatar cricket association A & B division Tournament and receiving award for the Best All Rounder for B division in 2011- 2012 Season.

Coaching Philosophy

Believe in  motto  “CRICKET CREATES CHARACTER” therefore, educate the child through Sport to make them a good  human being and create a Character which will lead him through the life.

 

  

Saman Fonseka - Assistant Head Coach 

 

 

Professional Cricket Coaching Qualifications

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) level I – 2010
  • Level I Coaching award course BCCSL - 2001

 

Coaching Experience

  • An official Cricket Coach for Galfar Cricket team from 2012 August to date.
  • Member of Stallions Cricket Academy “Coaching Team” October 2013 to date.
  • 2 years Cricket Coaching experience at Young Stars Cricket Academy - Colombo 2009 to 2012 Age group 8 years to 16 years boys.   
  • Coach cum player for Lanka Lions Cricket Team – Doha 2003 / 2005

 

Specialized areas of coaching          

  • Basics – Batting / Bowling & Fielding

 

Playing Experience

 

  • Represented School in Cricket all the age groups from under 13 to 1st XI – Mahinda Colege -  Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Captained Under 13 Team in 1982, Under 15 in1984 and Under 17 in 1986.     Vice captain of the first XI Cricket Team in 1988.
  • Major Teams represented club Cricket & higher levels in Sri Lanka (Sarwanamutthu Trophy / Div I Premier - 1st Class & Inter Provincial Tournaments) Galle Cricket Club – 1989 to 1998 & 2000 to 2002.  Kalutara Town Club 1996/97. Southern Province 1992 to 1995
  • Represented Associated Motorways Limited Cricket Team for Mercantile Limited over Cricket Tournaments from 1990 to 1998 (“H” division to “A” Division) Captained the team in 1994/5 & 1997, Vice Captain of the Team in 1993.
  • Major Teams represented in Doha Qatar (Qatar Cricket Association “A & B” Tournaments & Nation Cup) Lanka Lions Doha – 1998/99, 2001 to 2004. Sri Lanka XI – 2012. Galfar Cricket Team – 2012 to date. Was selected to final 18-member pool for Qatar National Cricket Team in 2003.

 

Memorable moments in cricket:

 

  • Holds the all time record of being the first & only Cricketer to take a Hat trick in Mahinda – Richmond Big match series. Also claimed the Best Bowler award in 1988 big match.  I was adjudged the Man of the Match & Best Batsman of the 50 over encounter between Mahinda V/s Richmond in same year.

 

  • Many memorable moments for me in my pass 35 yours of Cricketing carrier.....but the day we won Mercantile “B” division Semi Final match – That day we proved we are eligible to play Mercantile “A” for next tournament on wards – I think AMW Team was the only team won 4 Championships + 2 Runner up Trophy’s in consecutive years to come up Mercantile “A” division format. Personally it was a marathon effort for me being the player who scored most number of runs for AMW team including a Double Hundred in a 50 over game.

 

  • Most outstanding Cricketer of the Year 1986 (Mahinda College – Galle) – Woodplex Trophy.
  • Sportsman of the year – Lanka Lions awards 2003
  • Best Batsman of the year – QCA awards 2003
  • Coach cum player for Galfar Cricket Team & emerged Champions QCA “C” division tournament in 2012, Won Best Bowler of the tournament award & 2 Man of the match awards for Semi Final & Finals – QCA awards 2012
  • Champions QCA “B” division tournament in 2014, Player of the finals
  • Champions 1st Ever Ramadan Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament 2014, Player of the finals
  • Selected as one of the Match Referees for Sri Lanka Cricket, and contribute best services all time for improve standards of the game of Cricket.
  • Got through Cricket Umpiring Examination & obtained Cricket Umpiring Qualifications in 2010 - Sri Lanka Cricket Umpires Association.  

 

Coaching Philosophy

 

Learn more about Cricket Coaching & Give More for Cricketing society especially for youngsters.

 

Coaching career goal(s)

 

To qualify as ICC Level II & Level III Cricket Coach in one day and contribute more for the game & help to develop standards of the game of Cricket through Cricket Coaching and other areas which was learn true out last 35 years.

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Shivani Mishra - Head - Junior Cricket 

 

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – NESTA, USA  - 2003-2004
  • Cricket Umpire Level 2 - Asian Cricket Council 2013 -Oman
  • Cricket Umpire Level 1 - Asian Cricket Council 2011 - Qatar
  • Cricket Coach Level 2 – ACC (Cricket Australia) 2010 - Malaysia  
  • Cricket Coach Level 1 – ACC (Cricket Australia) 2008 – Bahrain

Coaching Experience

  • Bahrain Cricket Head of ladies and girls' cricket from October 2008 to March 2011
  • Assisted Mr. Mohsin Kamal in coaching camp 2010
  • Coach of Bahrain Colts Cricket team 2010-2011
  • Coached Bahrain's National U-16 Boys’ team for the ACC Elite tournament, Nepal in 2010
  • Assisted Mr. Madan Lal  in cricket coaching camp in Bahrain 2009

Specialized areas of coaching

  • All areas of Cricket

Playing Experience

  • Kannada Sangha Club, Bahrain
  • Bahrain Colts – Captain
  • North Indian Association, Qatar
  • Local Qatari and Bahraini league matches
  • School and college teams, India

Memorable moments in cricket:

  • Passing ACC Coaching Level-II (Cricket Australia) with appreciation from Mr. Rumesh Ratnayake.
  • Playing with men’s cricket team and getting two Ranji cricket team’s player’s wicket.
  • Assisting, the Indian World-Cup winning team player, Mr. Madan Lal in coaching program.
  • Coaching the Elite Cup U-16 Boys team of Bahrain with Mr. Mohsin Kamal and Mr. Rexie.

Coaching Philosophy

“Every coaching session should be an enjoyable experience to the player”

If players enjoy the coaching sessions they will be motivated to attend the coaching regularly thus improving their skills rapidly.

Coaching career goal

Guide as many players as possible to use a structured action plan to achieve their goals. 

 

Lahiru Chathuranga - Coach

 

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Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) Level 1 – 2011
  • Attended special courses conduct for high performances & endurances by Max cricket Academy.

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach - The Nets Cricket Academy, Sri Lanka - From 2010 to 2013.
  • Coached Hirdaramani Group of company’s Mercantile Cricket team from 2003 to 2010 & led the team towards runner-up in E & D division for the 1st time in the history of group respectively in 2006 & 2008.

Specialized areas of coaching          

  • All areas of Cricket

Playing Experience

  • Played First class and Premier League Cricket in Sri Lanka from 1999 to 2011.
  • Captained the “Wattala Antonians” cricket team at the BCCSL Premier league Tournament in 2010/2011- (First Class)
  • Played for Ragama C.C cricket team in the BCCSL Premier Tournament 2002/2003
  • Captained the u-23 Wattala Antonian’s cricket team in 2001.(Div-1)
  • Played for Wattala Antonian’s cricket team in the BCCSL Premier Tournament from 1999/2002(First Class Cricket)
  • Played for Movers S.C u-23 cricket team in 2002.
  • Captained the u-15 (1994) & 17 (1997) Cricket teams of  Ananda College
  • Captained  the u-19 (1st eleven) Cricket team of Ananda College in 97/98
  • Captained the U-19 Colombo District cricket team in 1999
  • Captained of the u-23 Old Anandians team, which won the BCCSL DIV-2 Tournament in 1997/98
  • Captained the runner-up team of u-19, at Bata Observer Tournament in 1997/98
  • Captained the runner-up team of u-19, at Coca Cola League Tournament in 1997/98
  • Played for the runner-up team u-19, at Bata Observer Tournament in 1995/96
  • Played for the u-19 Ananda College Cricket team, which won the Lemonade Trophy in 1998/99
  • Played for the u-19 Colombo District team, which won the Inter District Tournament in 1997
  • Played for the u-19 Colombo District team which became runner-up in 97/98

Memorable moments in cricket:

  • Winning “Best Batsman” award in the Sri Lanka U-19 Inter District Tournament in 1997.
  • Playing for the Sri Lanka U-15 National team which toured India in 1994
  • Getting selected for the Sri Lanka u-19 Cricket Pool in 1997/1999
  • Captaining the Wattala Antonian’s team that won the “Sara Trophy” in the BCCSL Tournament, Sri Lanka in 2009/2010.
  • Winning the “Best Batsman” award in the mercantile division “D” cricket Tournament in 2009.
  • Captaining Hirdaramani Group of company’s Mercantile Cricket team from 2003 to 2010 and becoming runner-up E & D division for the 1st time in the history of the group respectively in 2006 & 2008.

Coaching Philosophy

  • “You earn to make a living, you teach to create a life"

Coaching career goal(s)

  • To produce International level and National level players through guiding, coaching & mentoring the students in proper cricketing disciplines from the skills, knowledge and experiences gained by me throughout my cricketing career, further more in every aspect of cricket self discipline stands at the highest.

 

 

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Syed Ahtesham Hussain- Coach in Charge - Development Squads

Professional Coaching Qualifications

-          International cricket Council (ICC) level 1 – 2014

-          Qualified First Aider – First Aid Course from Red Cross Society for safety – 2008

Coaching Experience

-          Coach - Stallions Cricket Academy, Doha - Since May 2014

-          Coach - T. A. Cricket Club U-14 team, Hyderabad, India – 2007-2008

Specialized Areas of Coaching

-          All areas of cricket

Playing Experience

-          Played inter club division II cricket tournaments in Doha, Qatar since 2011.

-          Represented HSBC Cricket Club in various corporate tournaments, Hyderabad, India – 2005-2008.

-          Represented Hyderabad U-16 & U-19 Cricket in the South Zone Inter State Tournament -- 2002-2003.

-          Represented Shadan Junior College in HCA junior cricket inter-college tournaments, 2004.

-          Captained Tiny Angels School in interschool division A cricket, Hyderabad, India - 2002-2003.

Memorable moments in Cricket

-          Scored fastest Century (48balls) in Inter Cricket - Corporate Tournament, Hyderabad, 2007.

-          Took 6 catches and 1 run-out for which award man of the match in Inter College tournament – 2004

-          Selected for U-16 HCA South Zone Inter State Tournament.

-          Man of the match in the semi finals of HCA Junior Cricket, inter college tournaments – 2004.

-          Captaining Inter School Cricket and winning the tournament - 2003.

Coaching Philosophy

SUCCESS is getting a group of kids/sporting individuals to play together, as a team, play hard, and reach their ultimate potential while having fun.

 

Coaching career goal

Coach and guide as many as possible in this great game of cricket to achieve the best and nurture the young talent towards their goal.

 

 

Haresh Rathnayake -  Coach - Senior Squads

 

Coaching Experience

 

  • Coach – Stallions Cricket Academy Doha Since September 2014
  • Assistant coach – Junior squads, Dharmaraja College Kandy from 2001 -2002

 

Specialized areas of coaching

  • All areas of Cricket

 

Playing Experience

 

  • Represented the Caloundra Cricket Club of Queensland, Australia in 2002/2003
  • Represented Under 15 National Development Squad
  • Captain of the Under 17 Kandy District Cricket Team which, toured Queensland, Australia in 2001
  • Represented Sri Lankan under 17 Cricket Team Which won the Asia Cup in Pakistan, July 2000
  • Represented the College Junior and Senior cricket Teams
  • Captained the college teams for U13, 15 and U19
  • Represented Club/Mercantile cricket Division 1  and Division 2 levels in Sri Lanka

 

Memorable moments in cricket:

 

  • Awarded College Colors in the Year 1999 and Re-awarded in 2000/2001/2002
  • Awarded Sri Lanka under 17 Most Outstanding Cricketer of the Year 2000
  • Awarded Sri Lanka School Cricket Colors in the Year 2000
  • Scored 83 Runs against Pakistan and received the man of the match award in the under 17 Asia Cup finals in Pakistan, July 2000
  • Scoring all-time record for highest number of runs with an average of 96.46 Inter Schools division 1 Under 17 Cricket Tournament in 2000

 

 

Coaching career goal(s)

 

  • To achieve the highest standards of cricket coaching Performance determined by commitment to the development of the game