Sri Lanka Cricket, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association, commenced the distribution of “Cricket Balls” to 325 schools registered to play in the ongoing Under-19 Schools Cricket Tournament.
Once completed, a total of 7680 cricket balls will be distributed to schools playing in Divisions 1, 2, and 3 of the ongoing U19 tournament.
The one-day tournament, which commenced on the 5th of September, will end on the 5th of November 2022, and the two-day tournament will start on the 20th of December after the completion of the ordinary level examinations.
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The distribution of the first set of cricket balls was conducted at a ceremony held at the Lumbini College, Colombo recently, with the participation of officials from Sri Lanka Cricket, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association and the Ministry of Education.
Among the officials present were, Mr. Ruwan Pathirana, Assistant Director of Sports, Ministry of Education, Chinthaka Edirimanne, Head of National Cricket Operations of the SLC – Oshara Panditharathna, Vice President of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association – JAKS Indrajith, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association – Heshan De Mel, Head of Coach Education Unit; Sarath Gunathilaka, Principal of the Lumbini College – Nishantha Kumara, Tournament Secretary of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association; and Maurice Dela Zilwa, Schools Cricket Coordinator of the SLC.