Sri Lankan coach Mendis takes Oman to ICC WT20

By Ed Osmond | July 24, 2015

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Duleep Mendis is Oman's coach. © AFP

Oman qualified for next year's Twenty20 World Cup in India with a five-wicket victory over Namibia in Ireland.

It will be the first time the Gulf country, coached by former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis, have reached a major international tournament.

Afghanistan beat Papua New Guinea by six wickets to claim the other qualifying place and book a spot in the tournament for the fourth time in a row.

Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Netherlands will also join the 10 Test-playing nations in the 16-team tournament.

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Chris Silva's picture

It certainly proves one thing. When Sri Lanka won the WC 1996 who was the man in charge of Sri Lanka cricket. Why was Mendis kept on. How did Ranatunga at BCCSL manage to put him to grass and eventually allowed to get rid of such a talent.

Sri Lanka's lost and Omans gain.

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