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SLC provides 24 schools with turf covers

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.

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