The 5th match of the Asia Cup 2022 was played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Thursday. In this match, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 2 wickets and qualified for Super-4. However, a unique sight was seen during the match, because there was suspense on every ball of this match. Due to which both the teams were taking careful steps. During this match, Sri Lanka coach Silver Wood was seen sending messages to his players from the dressing room to the field through cards.
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Sri Lankan coach in headlines after SL vs BAN match
A coach has an important role in winning or losing a match, because only small decisions of the captain lead the whole match to victory. That is why the role of the captain is considered important, in the match played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (SL vs BAN) on Thursday, rather the captain was shown guiding the captain.
It seemed that the coach was playing the match, not the match captain. Silverwood was sending signals to players through continuous cards from the dressing room. This act of his went to the fans and they targeted the coach. They said that if signals are sent from the dressing room, then what is the role of the captain on the field? Cricket is not football.
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Silverwood has already tried this trick
Chris Silverwood was appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lanka national men’s team this year. Silverwood was earlier found sending singles from the dressing room in a previous match. He did it during England’s tour of South Africa in the year 2020. He was once again found sending a signal to the captain through a card from the dressing room during the 5th match of the Asia Cup 2022. However, in Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match 2D and D5 written pictures were used. But their meaning is not yet clear.