Coleraine have signed Sri Lankan all-rounder Ravindra Karunaratne as their player/coach for the 2022 season.

The 34 year-old is an experienced off-spinner and more than capable batsman with a proven track record.

He has scored over 1,600 runs with four first-class centuries, while with the ball, his off-spin has accounted for 60 plus wickets, with impressive first-class and List A averages of 31.36, and 22.95.

Karunaratne enjoyed seven very successful years in Australia, and also has played in the UK, playing two seasons in the Cornwall Premier League, making 1,323 runs at 34.82, while  claiming 67 wickets at 18.61 during this period. He also featured in the Kent Premier League in 2021.

The Bannsiders have signed the wily campaigner as much for his coaching credentials as his playing ability, and he is sure to be a major success on and off the field at Sandel Lodge.