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Sri Lanka Cricket distributes cricket equipment to over 100 schools

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The program, initiated under the ‘National Pathway’ of Sri Lanka Cricket, distributed the equipment to schools playing U13, U15, U17, and U19 cricket.

Accordingly, 45 schools were offered senior and junior cricket bags, while 22 schools were given junior cricket bags, and schools playing girls cricket were also among the ones to receive junior cricket bags.

The distribution program, an island-wide initiative under the National Pathway program of Sri Lanka Cricket, was held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo with the attendance of Mr. Harin Fernando, Honorable Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Presidential Staff; Mr. Shammi Silva, President of Sri Lanka Cricket; Mr. Sujeeva Godaliyadda, Treasurer, Sri Lanka Cricket; and Mr. Kamal Dharmasiri, Head of National Development Center of Sri Lanka Cricket, also attended the event, which was held last evening.

During the ceremony, turf cutters were also given to 38 schools, which have grounds with turf wickets and also play senior school cricket.

The ‘Cricket Bags,’ which were offered to the schools, consisted of ’cricket bats’, respectively, two on senior bags and three on junior cricket bags. Two helmets, three pads, and batting gloves, as well as a wicketkeeper’s glove and pads, are also in the materials bag.

This is an annual program conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket in order to promote the game across the country. SLC will also donate cricket equipment in due course to cricket- playing schools island-wide in the coming months.

The cricket bags were distributed to the schools in Colombo district, while schools in the rest of the districts will be offered cricket bags in due course. The total investment for the latest grants stands at Rs. 84.3 million.

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