15-member squad picked for SABA Championship


The selection panel of Sri Lanka Basketball Federation (SLBF) has put out a strong 15 member pool for the upcoming SABA Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The pool is a good mixture of youth and experience and should fare well in the tournament.

Clinton Stallone of Sri Lanka Navy will captain the side.

The squad contains two schoolboys in Yoganathan Simron from Angel International School, Jaffna and Shehan Fernando of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo.

A total of 60 players attended trials and the squad was pruned to 15 after the selection process was completed.

The squad – Yogananthan Simron, Asanka Mahesh Rajakaruna, Dasun Nilantha Mendis, Praneeth Udumalagala, Nimesh Fernando, Sasindu Dilshan Gajanayake, Shehan Fernando, Clinton Stallone ©, Thimothi Nithushan, Shehan Udayanga Perera, Gayan de Croos, Arnold Brent, Pawan Gamage, Chanuka Shehan Fernando, Rukshan Athapaththu