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Janaka Pathirana

Central Province Cricket Association (CPCA) Secretary Janaka Pathirana acknowledged efforts taken by Nation to highlight the shortcomings of club cricket in Kandy. Pathirana accepted the fact that many club matches were not completed last season and only a few games were played.

He added that this season as many as 40 matches out of a schedule of 80 fixtures have been completed.

On July 17 the CPCA, with the backing of Sri Lanka Cricket, has organized a briefing where cricket rules will be taught. This session will be held at the Pallakelle Stadium from 9 a.m. to 2 pm.  Masters-in-charge of cricket, captains and vice captains are expected to benefit from this lecture. Cricket umpires

Asoka de Silva and T.H. Wijawardene will be the speakers. Representatives of as many as 50 schools from the Central Province are expected to participate.

Cricket mattings have been donated to open Prisons grounds Palleklle, Wickremabahu grounds at Gampola and the grounds at Galagedera.

A sum of seven million rupees has been allocated through CPCA to upgrade the Asgiriya ground. The project here includes making of ten wickets and the leveling of the ground.