SLC distributes cricket balls to 325 schools in U-19 tournament | Daily FT

A school master-in-charge receiving cricket balls from SLC Head of National Cricket Operations Chinthaka Edirimanne (third from left) and Education Ministry Sports Assistant Director Ruwan Pathirana (extreme right). SLSCA General Secretary J.A.K.S. Indrajith is also present

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 7,680 cricket balls will be distributed to schools playing in Divisions 1, 2, and 3 of the ongoing U-19 tournament.

The one-day tournament which commenced on 5 September will end on 5 November and the two-day tournament will start on 20 December after the completion of the Ordinary Level examinations.

The distribution of the first set of cricket balls was conducted at a ceremony held at 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 SLC Head of National Cricket Operations Chinthaka Edirimanne, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association Vice President Oshara Panditharathna, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association General Secretary J.A.K.S. Indrajith, Head of Coach Education Unit Heshan de Mel, Lumbini College Principal Sarath Gunathilaka, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association Tournament Secretary Nishantha Kumara and SLC Schools Cricket Coordinator Maurice Dela Zilwa.