Mahela Jayawardene is planning to quit Southern Brave

Mahela Jayawardene, who was promoted to the position of global head of performance at the Mumbai Indians and its affiliated teams, is expected to depart from Southern Brave in 2023.

The organization that owns the Mumbai teams, Reliance, has added new franchises for the inaugural campaigns of the ILT20 (MI Emirates) and SA20 (MI Cape Town). Jayawardene changed positions in September after winning three IPL championships with Mumbai since being hired as coach in 2017.

In his new role, Jayawardene will work with each of Mumbai’s franchisees with their coaches and support staff, with responsibilities for “overall strategic planning.”

Jayawardene did not formally resign from his position with the Hundred, but he did meet digitally with Brave’s management last week to discuss his desire to move on due to his growing workload with Mumbai. Because of this, Brave is already looking into potential replacements, with Jayawardene likely to be involved in the transfer procedure.

In the first season of the Hundred, he guided Brave to victory, but they suffered in 2022, coming seventh in the eight-team tournament as a result of injury and unavailability decimating their bowling assault.

After Gary Kirsten’s departure, Welsh Fire, the only team to finish below Brave in the men’s league in 2022, are also looking for a new head coach. The early front-runner for the position is David Saker, who most recently worked with England’s T20I team in Pakistan and Australia.