Duleep Mendis

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Duleep Mendis said : “It’s a great way to start such an important tournament. Beating UAE is always special for us as they think we are the underdogs. Our boys played really well. Bowlers bowled particularly well and it was a clinical finish,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “I couldn’t have been happier but I really wish more players were involved in securing these victories. Some of our batsmen are not getting enough time in the middle because we are having to chase smaller totals. I would have loved to see some of our other batsmen getting the opportunity to spend some time in the middle before we head to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. However, we have got a major boost in our confidence playing these games which was our main goal. Winning the tournament would be a real icing on the cake,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “I couldn’t have been happier but I really wish more players were involved in securing these victories. Some of our batsmen are not getting enough time in the middle because we are having to chase smaller totals. I would have loved to see some of our other batsmen getting the opportunity to spend some time in the middle before we head to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. However, we have got a major boost in our confidence playing these games which was our main goal. Winning the tournament would be a real icing on the cake,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Zeeshan was brilliant today. He has been batting well of late and I hope he exhibits the same form for the rest of October,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “We have started another international tournament on a winning note and we hope to carry the momentum into the next games. Hong Kong was not at full strength but it did not concern us. We were playing an international side and wanted to come hard at them and build confidence for the rest of the tournament. I think we achieved that goal with an emphatic win today,” “Our boys had a good game today. They bowled and fielded well and then came back to bat well too. I am pretty confident we will do well in this tournament which will boost our confidence before we go to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier later this month,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We are going to have the referral system in operation during the forthcoming 5-nation series and it will review umpiring decisions on run outs, stumpings and no balls. Unfortunately, this arrangement does not include review of LBW and caught behind decisions but we hope to add that too, in future,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Our boys are in pretty good shape and faring well in practice games. The fast bowlers, in particular, have benefitted from coaching skills of Avishkar (Salvi) who has been working on finer details of their strengths and weaknesses. I have noticed that they are now bowling with much more confidence than before. That confidence is sure to help us in our forthcoming games,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis told : "The format looks good although it is a long tournament. I feel an event like the World Cup should not be restricted to ten teams," External link

island Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "You take a look at football. They are trying to increase the teams to 48 for the World Cup whereas cricket has limited the number of teams to ten," External link

island Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “It was a good tournament, all the teams played very competitive cricket and it was a very good tournament, organised well, I think the best team won the tournament at the end. Now we have ODI status, we will have to put a long term plan in place and how we can sustain this over the next two years. We need to improve and we will certainly do that” External link

namibian Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “It’s great to see our fast bowlers firing in all cylinders and batsmen backing them up with respectable scores. The boys have looked in excellent touch in both the games. We have made a great start to the tournament and I am pretty confident we will do well in the rest of the games too,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 22, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The whole idea of taking cricket to the grassroots level in Omani schools was mooted by Oman Cricket’s Board of Directors, particularly by Pankaj Khimji and Madhu Jesrani who in consultation with the Ministry of Sports Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education, worked hard to bring this to fruition,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “This is a wonderful programme for the community and they can really benefit from the training facilities provided here by Oman Cricket. It is bringing young children to cricket grounds. It is also bringing Omani parents to cricket grounds and we are sure they will share their experiences with the other parents and the number of young Omani players will continue to grow here,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We wanted to play strong teams before the WCL Two tournament and that’s the reason we invited UAE to tour Oman for a couple of matches. They are a strong outfit which has been playing good cricket of late and people of Oman can expect a keenly-contested series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis told : “Our one driving aim is to get ODI status; that would be the pinnacle for us,” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The win over Ireland was big,” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The board and everyone want Oman to do well and are genuinely passionate about the game and making a huge effort,” “The board is really driving Oman cricket forward. It has been easy for me because of the work they have done. We have two beautifully laid-out grounds with floodlights and the new academy (in Al-Amarat). It has improved the team’s performance tremendously. Anyone can come and play cricket in Oman now” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We had switched over to the T20 league from our 50-over competition in order to prepare hard for the forthcoming Quadrangular Series. Our boys will now be in a proper frame of mind to play a big T20 series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, January 27, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “We have also started team’s training sessions in the morning and evening as well. I believe we are on the right track and will be ready for the series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, January 27, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Bangladesh had hosted the Level 3 coaching course some time ago and ACC conducted a refresher course here in Oman to educate and update some more coaches,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “To get the ODI status from nowhere is a huge thing and I am sure everything will change after that,” “Already, their companies are offering them a lot of encouragement. They are giving them leave because they see the national team doing well. And if we can get ODI status next year, that will be a landmark for cricket in Oman. It is what Oman cricket needs at this time” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “If we can finish the Division II among the top two countries, we get to play in the intercontinental and three-day matches,” “This is a big leap because the systems will have to change. Once you start playing in the intercontinental cup and so on, you will have at least 205 days of cricket out of 365 days. That is a big commitment” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis admitted : “This is one of the biggest problems we are facing,” “Even those who play cricket in schools go for higher education to other countries. So we don’t produce that many cricketers” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We want our players to get accustomed to the playing conditions, higher levels of discipline and WCL rules. All these steps and developments are aimed at achieving exactly that,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “David was very pleased that OC has started this concept (of match referees) in Oman which is aimed at strengthening the domestic league,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis explained : “Oman Cricket is very keen to provide the best possible training and learning facilities to players. This academy, with a number of astro-turf pitches, video recording facilities and a state-of-the-art gymnasium, will fulfill that gap,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "It was all about commitment and attitude," External link

thenational Monday, January 16, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “Considering that 2017 is going to be a very crucial year for Oman Cricket as we will be taking part in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 and then hopefully we will also make it to the Division 2, it will be good to have a player like Sultan Ahmed with the squad,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "All these 19 players have been selected for the Dubai tournament. We have not named the captain, which we will do it in due course," External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “The Dubai tournament is going to be a very tough one. There will be some of the best Associate nations competing for the top honours. So it is not going to be easy,” “But we want to do well in the tournament. As I said 2017 is going to be a very crucial year for us. The participation in this tournament will help us prepare better for the ICC WCL Division 3 and hopefully for the Division 2 as well,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "We wanted to test our readiness for the tournament and hence had arranged practice matches against the United Arab Emirates, who play in Division 2," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : "We are thankful to UAE for fielding full-strength team in all the practice games and having beaten them in the third and final match proved more of a confidence-booster ahead of the all-important trip to Los Angeles," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : "The boys are mentally and physically fit and we will be flying with the same 14 members (who toured the UAE) plus Twinkal Bhandari (who is not part of the team)," "Until then the boys will only have light training in the gymnasium and brief sessions at the swimming pool" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "All the teams in fray are strong and have been improving by leaps and bounds. We must work hard to realise our dreams to make Division 3," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : "There were indeed grey areas in our batting. Even in the match that we won, I would have been satisfied had some of the batsmen converted the 40s into big scores. I hope they will do well. There were also fielding lapses and this is where we lost the first game, which looked very much in our kitty," "Nevertheless the camp at ICC Academy has helped us a lot and I am hopeful that the team will do well in Division 4" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "We are here for the final round of preparations and will be playing three practice matches against the UAE" External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "He is the 15th member and is not part of the 14-member team for the WCL Division 4. Twinkal is a back-up for wicket-keeper batsman Swapnil Khadye as we though having him on board is vital as the tournament is being played in USA and getting a last-minute replacement is difficult because of the distance" External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "Kalpage has been doing wonders with the players as his responsibility extends to fielding too," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT



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Last updated on 2005-08-04T04:28+0300.

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Duleep Mendis said : “It’s a great way to start such an important tournament. Beating UAE is always special for us as they think we are the underdogs. Our boys played really well. Bowlers bowled particularly well and it was a clinical finish,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “I couldn’t have been happier but I really wish more players were involved in securing these victories. Some of our batsmen are not getting enough time in the middle because we are having to chase smaller totals. I would have loved to see some of our other batsmen getting the opportunity to spend some time in the middle before we head to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. However, we have got a major boost in our confidence playing these games which was our main goal. Winning the tournament would be a real icing on the cake,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “I couldn’t have been happier but I really wish more players were involved in securing these victories. Some of our batsmen are not getting enough time in the middle because we are having to chase smaller totals. I would have loved to see some of our other batsmen getting the opportunity to spend some time in the middle before we head to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. However, we have got a major boost in our confidence playing these games which was our main goal. Winning the tournament would be a real icing on the cake,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Zeeshan was brilliant today. He has been batting well of late and I hope he exhibits the same form for the rest of October,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “We have started another international tournament on a winning note and we hope to carry the momentum into the next games. Hong Kong was not at full strength but it did not concern us. We were playing an international side and wanted to come hard at them and build confidence for the rest of the tournament. I think we achieved that goal with an emphatic win today,” “Our boys had a good game today. They bowled and fielded well and then came back to bat well too. I am pretty confident we will do well in this tournament which will boost our confidence before we go to UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier later this month,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We are going to have the referral system in operation during the forthcoming 5-nation series and it will review umpiring decisions on run outs, stumpings and no balls. Unfortunately, this arrangement does not include review of LBW and caught behind decisions but we hope to add that too, in future,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Our boys are in pretty good shape and faring well in practice games. The fast bowlers, in particular, have benefitted from coaching skills of Avishkar (Salvi) who has been working on finer details of their strengths and weaknesses. I have noticed that they are now bowling with much more confidence than before. That confidence is sure to help us in our forthcoming games,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis told : "The format looks good although it is a long tournament. I feel an event like the World Cup should not be restricted to ten teams," External link

island Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "You take a look at football. They are trying to increase the teams to 48 for the World Cup whereas cricket has limited the number of teams to ten," External link

island Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “It was a good tournament, all the teams played very competitive cricket and it was a very good tournament, organised well, I think the best team won the tournament at the end. Now we have ODI status, we will have to put a long term plan in place and how we can sustain this over the next two years. We need to improve and we will certainly do that” External link

namibian Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “It’s great to see our fast bowlers firing in all cylinders and batsmen backing them up with respectable scores. The boys have looked in excellent touch in both the games. We have made a great start to the tournament and I am pretty confident we will do well in the rest of the games too,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 22, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The whole idea of taking cricket to the grassroots level in Omani schools was mooted by Oman Cricket’s Board of Directors, particularly by Pankaj Khimji and Madhu Jesrani who in consultation with the Ministry of Sports Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education, worked hard to bring this to fruition,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “This is a wonderful programme for the community and they can really benefit from the training facilities provided here by Oman Cricket. It is bringing young children to cricket grounds. It is also bringing Omani parents to cricket grounds and we are sure they will share their experiences with the other parents and the number of young Omani players will continue to grow here,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We wanted to play strong teams before the WCL Two tournament and that’s the reason we invited UAE to tour Oman for a couple of matches. They are a strong outfit which has been playing good cricket of late and people of Oman can expect a keenly-contested series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis told : “Our one driving aim is to get ODI status; that would be the pinnacle for us,” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The win over Ireland was big,” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “The board and everyone want Oman to do well and are genuinely passionate about the game and making a huge effort,” “The board is really driving Oman cricket forward. It has been easy for me because of the work they have done. We have two beautifully laid-out grounds with floodlights and the new academy (in Al-Amarat). It has improved the team’s performance tremendously. Anyone can come and play cricket in Oman now” External link

arabnews Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We had switched over to the T20 league from our 50-over competition in order to prepare hard for the forthcoming Quadrangular Series. Our boys will now be in a proper frame of mind to play a big T20 series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, January 27, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “We have also started team’s training sessions in the morning and evening as well. I believe we are on the right track and will be ready for the series,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, January 27, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “Bangladesh had hosted the Level 3 coaching course some time ago and ACC conducted a refresher course here in Oman to educate and update some more coaches,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “To get the ODI status from nowhere is a huge thing and I am sure everything will change after that,” “Already, their companies are offering them a lot of encouragement. They are giving them leave because they see the national team doing well. And if we can get ODI status next year, that will be a landmark for cricket in Oman. It is what Oman cricket needs at this time” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “If we can finish the Division II among the top two countries, we get to play in the intercontinental and three-day matches,” “This is a big leap because the systems will have to change. Once you start playing in the intercontinental cup and so on, you will have at least 205 days of cricket out of 365 days. That is a big commitment” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis admitted : “This is one of the biggest problems we are facing,” “Even those who play cricket in schools go for higher education to other countries. So we don’t produce that many cricketers” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:18:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “We want our players to get accustomed to the playing conditions, higher levels of discipline and WCL rules. All these steps and developments are aimed at achieving exactly that,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : “David was very pleased that OC has started this concept (of match referees) in Oman which is aimed at strengthening the domestic league,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis explained : “Oman Cricket is very keen to provide the best possible training and learning facilities to players. This academy, with a number of astro-turf pitches, video recording facilities and a state-of-the-art gymnasium, will fulfill that gap,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "It was all about commitment and attitude," External link

thenational Monday, January 16, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : “Considering that 2017 is going to be a very crucial year for Oman Cricket as we will be taking part in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 and then hopefully we will also make it to the Division 2, it will be good to have a player like Sultan Ahmed with the squad,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "All these 19 players have been selected for the Dubai tournament. We have not named the captain, which we will do it in due course," External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : “The Dubai tournament is going to be a very tough one. There will be some of the best Associate nations competing for the top honours. So it is not going to be easy,” “But we want to do well in the tournament. As I said 2017 is going to be a very crucial year for us. The participation in this tournament will help us prepare better for the ICC WCL Division 3 and hopefully for the Division 2 as well,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 21, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "We wanted to test our readiness for the tournament and hence had arranged practice matches against the United Arab Emirates, who play in Division 2," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : "We are thankful to UAE for fielding full-strength team in all the practice games and having beaten them in the third and final match proved more of a confidence-booster ahead of the all-important trip to Los Angeles," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis added : "The boys are mentally and physically fit and we will be flying with the same 14 members (who toured the UAE) plus Twinkal Bhandari (who is not part of the team)," "Until then the boys will only have light training in the gymnasium and brief sessions at the swimming pool" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "All the teams in fray are strong and have been improving by leaps and bounds. We must work hard to realise our dreams to make Division 3," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said ( about William Hussey ) : "There were indeed grey areas in our batting. Even in the match that we won, I would have been satisfied had some of the batsmen converted the 40s into big scores. I hope they will do well. There were also fielding lapses and this is where we lost the first game, which looked very much in our kitty," "Nevertheless the camp at ICC Academy has helped us a lot and I am hopeful that the team will do well in Division 4" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "We are here for the final round of preparations and will be playing three practice matches against the UAE" External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "He is the 15th member and is not part of the 14-member team for the WCL Division 4. Twinkal is a back-up for wicket-keeper batsman Swapnil Khadye as we though having him on board is vital as the tournament is being played in USA and getting a last-minute replacement is difficult because of the distance" External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Duleep Mendis said : "Kalpage has been doing wonders with the players as his responsibility extends to fielding too," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach60.47%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
national team coach2.33%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
team coach2.33%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
head coach6.98%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
national coach9.30%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
under coach4.65%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
manager2.33%EN11/05/201605/11/2016
chief4.65%EN03/03/200903/03/2009
chief executive6.98%EN08/15/200615/08/2006
Names Lang Count
Duleep MendisEN100.00%


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