SLC appoints Olympic medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe to promote women’s cricket

Women’s Cricket Development

SLC appoints Olympic medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today that the Olympic Silver Medalist Mrs. Susanthika Jayasinghe has been appointed as the ‘Consultant—Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket.”

Jayasinghe, one of the most decorated athletes produced by Sri Lanka and the only female athlete to win an Olympic medal for her country and the only Asian woman athlete to have won an Olympic medal in sprint events, will use her story of grit and determination to inspire the present and future generations of women cricketers in Sri Lanka.

“I am extremely happy with this new challenge, as it gives me an opportunity to help young women athletes take up the game, cope with the challenges, and go on to become the “stars” they deserve to be in the future,” said Susanthika Jayasinghe.

In a communique released to media, SLC said that they are confident that she will be a valuable asset for the game of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka and her appointment has taken effect on February 1, 2023.