The distribution ceremony of 24 turf covers to Division 1 and 2 cricket playing schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools.
Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary of Schools Cricket Association Dilshan de Silva, Chief Executive Officer, SLC, Ashley de Silva, and Head of Cricket Operations, SLC, Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the turf covers to the schools nominated by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.
Speaking at the event, Chairman - SLC, Wettimuny said: "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 and SLC were informed of the need for pitch covers, SLC took immediate action to solve the problem by procuring pitch covers which we felt was a long-felt need that will help lift the standard of school cricket in Sri Lanka."
The list of schools who received the pitch covers are:
1. Ananda College, Colombo
2. Nalanda College, Colombo
3. Royal College, Colombo
4. S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia
5. Thurstan College, Colombo
6. Zahira College, Colombo
7. St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa
8. Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa
9. Wesley College, Colombo
10. D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo
11. Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
12. De Mazanode College, Kandana
13. St. Benedict’s 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 and
24. St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala.