Lyceumers ready for the 5th Annual Nikitha Grero Challenge trophy

5th Annual Nikitha Grero Challenge trophy 2020 - Lyceum Nugegoda vs Lyceum Panadura


The much awaited 5th Annual Cricket Encounter between Lyceum International School, Panadura and Lyceum International School, Nugegoda hosted by Lyceum Panadura, will be held from 9.00 a.m onwards on the 24th of February 2020 at the De Soysa Stadium in Moratuwa.

The Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy Cricket Encounter began in 2015 to provide an opportunity for the students of Lyceum to experience the thrill of a Big Match, in an effort to bring about team spirit and togetherness between the schools, as per the directive & vision of Mr. Nikitha Grero who is the Chief Visionary officer of the Lyceum International Schools Network. Cricket is undoubtedly Sri Lanka’s favourite sport and is greatly loved by young and old alike, which in turn encourages the students to eagerly participate in the game with much excitement and enjoyment.

Photos: Annual Cricket Encounter for the Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy – 2020 | Press Conferences

This year, the Lyceum Panadura team is led by Isuru Perera, under the guidance of Coaches Mr. Nadeep Jayasinghe and Mr. Lalith Perera, as well as Master-in-Charge Mr. Rumesh Wickramasinghe. Tth Lyceum Nugegoda team is led by Danal Senevirathne under the guidance of Head Coach Mr. Chamara Guruge and Master-in-Charge Mr. Pathum Perera.

The trophy currently rests at Nugegoda, after they won last year’s encounter by 48 runs. They have shown supremacy in the battle through their victory for 3 consecutive years. This year they will definitely look to extend their tally, while the boys from Panadura eagerly look forward to acquiring the trophy for themselves. 

Lyceum Nugegoda reigns supremacy for 3rd successive year

Lyceum Nugegoda squad:

Danal Senevirathne (Captain), Lakindu Sachin (Vice Captain), Sadushka Senarath, Hasindu Perera, Nushan De Silva, Dhanuka Gurusinghe, Senuka Herath, Abilash Pathirathna, Duvindu Silva, Janeth Thabavita, Janithu Dilvan, Shaheer Shifan, Sithika Wickramasinghe, Thinal Singhabahu

Lyceum Panadura Squad:

Isuru Perera (Captain), Niven Rodrigo (Vice Captain), Shayan Guruge, Dineth Amarasekara, Nethan Liyanage, Yenuka Rajapaksha, Yeshitha Kalupahana, Rusiru Fernando, Vikusha Cooray, Asith Kalupahana, Sajad Jazook, Akmal Fazly, Dilnaka Daluwatta, Manuja Pothpitiyage, Dulana Perera, Afaz Ahamed, Chamain Fernando, Tharuka De Silva, Tharusha Perera, Thejan Peiris