The distribution of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) premises recently with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools.
Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Dilshan de Silva, Chief Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.
“Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the under-19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed of the need for pitch covers SLC took immediate action to solve the problem by procuring pitch covers which we felt that was a long-felt need that will help lift the standard of school cricket in Sri Lanka,” said Sidath Wettimuny.
Schools that received the Pitch covers are:
1. Ananda College, Colombo, 2. Nalanda College, Colombo, 3. Royal College, Colombo, 4. St. Thoma’s College, Mt. Lavinia, 5. Thurstain College, Colombo, 6. Zahira College, Colombo, 7. St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa, 8. Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa, 9. Wesley Colllage, Colombo, 10. DS Senanayake College, Colombo, 11. Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya, 12. De Mazanode College, Kandana, 13. St. Benadict College, Kotahena, 14. Mahinda College, Galle, 15. Trinity College, Kandy, 16. St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, 17. Dharmaraja College, Kandy, 18. Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala, 19. St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna, 20. Moratu Vidyalaya, Moratuwa, 21. St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya, 22. St. Peter’s College, Colombo, 23. St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, 24. St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala.