Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya and Netballer Tharjini Sivalingam won prestigious ‘Sports Icon’ awards at the Maldives Sports Awards 2022.
The ‘Sports Icon’ award was presented to 16 international sportspersons which including Jayasuriya and Sivalingam, former Brazil midfielder Roberto Carlos, Jamaican Sprinter Asafa Powell, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and Dutch football legend Edgar Davids.
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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa was also conferred with the Special Recognition award alongside Md. Zahir Ahsan Russel, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Bangladesh, Al-Kadi Badr Abdul Rahman, the Vice Minister of Sports of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Nazeer, the Honorary President of the Maldives Tennis Association; and Hussein Afeef for promoting societal progress and change through sports.
The event organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment in Maldives, was held yesterday (17th March) at the Ekuveni Track, Maldives.