Sri Lanka Cricket has rewarded and recognized 26 players of the U19 squad, currently undergoing training focusing on the upcoming Inbound Tours, U19 Asia Cup and the U19 World Cup.
The players were provided financial assistance of Rs.100,000 each for the commitment shown towards the game after being identified through an island-wide Talent Hunt Programme conducted by SLC.
Vice President of SLC Ravin Wickramaratne said “During our playing era, we did not have adequate cricketing facilities and playing opportunities to enhance our game. However, things have changed now, as Sri Lanka Cricket is working tirelessly to provide the best of facilities for the cricketers to prosper and progress to the next level. You were selected to the U19 squad out of a talent hunt program Sri Lanka Cricket conducted across the island covering every district and province, and I urge you to use this opportunity and progress to the national level. Sri Lanka Cricket is working tirelessly to provide the best of facilities for cricketers to prosper and progress to the next level”.
The 26 players, who were recognized, completed a 22-day residential training camp yesterday, which was held at the SSC Colombo in a bio-bubble.
The Junior National Selectors selected the 26-member squad out of 75 players.