'I want to have transparency in what I do' - Marvan
Friday, 26 September 2014 - 16:41
Sri Lanka's new head coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success for cricket's reigning T20 champions in next year's ODI World Cup, saying morale was on a high.
In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said on Friday there was no danger of complacency among his players, and even star batsman Kumar Sangakkara recognised there was room for improvement ahead of the tournament in New Zealand and Australia.
"It is the World Cup that is our focus. Our morale is high. We have had a good run in the past six months and obviously the challenge for me is to sustain the success and build on it," Atapattu told reporters.
"I have a team of players who are willing to listen and learn. Even the world's number one batsman (Sangakkara) always wants to learn something new to add to his game."
Sri Lankan cricket has been buoyed by its T20 World Cup triumph in April followed by Test series victories against England and Pakistan when Atapattu was interim coach.