One time opener. Part time Nemesis of National selectors, Marvan ‘Marvi’ Attapattu, is catching the 3 and half hour red-eye to Singapore.
Why would he do this. Not because you can enter Singapore with no Visa for month. But to coach their cricket team.
Having spent sometime coaching the Canadians, Marvan has decided to move into a more challenging role in trying to teach Singapore aka a rat-pack of expants the joys of the flanneled game.
On first look Marvan has been quite impressed with the talent on show at the nets stating “I was impressed” and added “they are certainly no muppets with the bat”.
This is high praise for a team that went on a blitzkriege against the formidable talents of Guernsey, Botswana, Bahrain, Malaysia and Norway in the Word Cricket league previously.
Marvan has apparently been picked for his sound batting technique during his playing days. His volatile mentality is just an added bonus. But when you look at the image below – one used by cricinfo for this tit bit of news – you wonder if Singapore would fit well with Atappatu after all.
Trevor Chappelle had also been considered for the role but had to pass on the opportunity due to a previous engagement – a seniors underarm bowling competition