Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct an under-19 Zonal quadrangular tournament with the intentions to pick the under-19 national squad in preparation for the next Youth World Cup.
Four zonal teams have been picked for this tournament consisting of 65 players from schools throughout the country.
Kavin Bandara (D.S. Senanayake), Salinda Ushan (Isipathana), Charith Asalanka (Richmond Galle) and Avishka Fernando (St. Sebastian’s) will lead the four teams named Zonal A, B, C and D. They will play each other twice.
Zonal A: Kavin Bandara (Captain – D.S. Senanayake), Malinga Amarasinghe (Nalanda), Ravindu Kodithuwakku (S. Thomas’ Mt. Lavinia), Sajith Sameera (Zahira), Vishard Randika (Isipathana), Wanindu Hasaranga (Richmond), Himesh Ramanayake (Royal), Lahiru Samarakoon (Dharmaraja), Akash Senarathne (De Mazenod), Ravindu Thilakaratne (NCC), Ramesh Nimantha (St. Servatius), Charana Nanayakkara (Thurstan), Jayamal Wanniarachchi (Gurukula), Risith Upamal (Sri Dharmaloka), Raveen Sayer (Trinity); Stand bye: Shanmuganathan Shanogeeth (Trinity)
Zonal B: Salinda Ushan (Captian – Isipathana), Sammu Ashan (Ananda), Pethum Nissanka (Isipathana), Kamindu Mendis (Richmond), Navindu Nirmal (St. Aloysius), Torrin Pitigala (D.S. Senanayake), Geethal Malinga (St. Benedict’s), Lahiru Kumara (Trinity), Lakshan Fernando (De La Salle), Dilshan Sandaruwan (Rahula Matara), Shenal de Silva (S. Thomas’ Mt. Lavinia), Suresh Kumara (Mahinda), Naveen Vidanapathirana (Royal), Lasith Embuldeniya (Royal), Chandula Jayamanne (St. Peter’s); Stand byes: Tiran Dhanapala (Royal), Himasha Liyanage (Dharmapala), Ashira Wageesha (St. Benedict’s).
Zonal C: Charith Asalanka (Captian – Richmond), Nisal Francisco (Ananda), S. Jeni Fleming (St. John’s Jaffna), Sandaruwan Fernando (St. Joseph’s), Lakshina Rodrigo (St. Peter’s), Pramod Maduwantha (Isipathana), Kavishka Anjula (Ananda), Asitha Madusanka (St. Sebastian’s), Sathik Nimsala (Bandranayake Gampaha), S. Tirron (St. Sylvester’s), Chanaka Devinda (Lumbini), Kaveesh Dilranga (Dharmasoka), Sahan Pieris (Mahanama), Kosala Bandara (Kegalu Vidyalaya), Duvindu Thilakaratne (Trinity); Stand bye: Nimesh Vimukthi (Mahanama Panadura).