Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said its sacked coach and former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh had sent a letter of demand over his dismissal five months ago. Sri Lanka Cricket president Upali Dharmadasa confirmed on Wednesday that Marsh had sent a letter of demand, but declined to discuss further saying it is a legal matter.
Sri Lanka fired Geoff Marsh as the national team's cricket coach in January only three months into his two-year contract, replacing him with former South Africa coach Graham Ford. SLC didn't explain why it sacked Marsh, who had been in charge for only two test series and held a contract though till September 2013.
Marsh was appointed for two years in September, 2011 and was in charge for the series against Pakistan and South Africa. The islanders had come in for sharp criticism for their lacklustre performance since reaching the World Cup final.
Under Marsh, Sri Lanka had lost three and won one of the five Tests they played. The only win, though, was their first ever in South Africa. They had also lost seven of the nine ODIs they played.