Sri Lanka to take part in Lawyers Cricket World Cup
The Lawyers Cricket World Cup Tournament for the third consecutive
year is to be held from August 7 to 22, 2011 at Barbados Island, West
Indies. This world cup tournament was held in Hyderabad in India for the
first time; where India and Pakistan won the championship and the first
runners up title respectively. Sri Lanka was commended as second
runner-up at this first tournament.
The second World Cup tournament was held in Cambridge, London; where
Sri Lanka couldn’t play in two matches in the series due to the rain
which led to an unfortunate situation of being knocked out from the
There are 8 test cricket countries participating in this 2011 Lawyers
Cricket world cup, where the lawyers will be representing their
The tournament that was initiated three years back intending to
develop friendship, fellowship and integrity among the lawyers around
the world; has taken a very competitive face where all talented,
skillful cricketers are representing the countries today.
Sri Lanka team is fully fledged with well trained, experienced
cricketers who are ready for the rivalry and look forward for Sri
This time the arrangements are made by the organizing committee to
conduct day and night matches for both the two semi final and the final
The first round matches of the tournament are conducted in two
groups, where Sri Lanka will be in rivalry with West Indies, Australia
and Pakistan. It is believed that Australia who won the 2nd Lawyers
Cricket World cup is the most challenging team for Sri Lanka.
In addition to this, the Sri Lanka team is representing the National
Lawyers Sports Society, Division III batch these days; while placing the
1st place in the 1st round of matches and actively participating in the
2nd round of matches now.
A special feature of the team is that they were the champions for 3
consecutive years at the National Law Medical Cricket Tournament.
The team will be led by the Captain Malith Gunasekara, a former
Thurstan College cricketer and Vice Captain Asela Patabadi, a former
Maliyadeva College cricketer; guided and coached by Upali Senarathna.
Theja Silva, a former Ananda Collage cricketer and who holds the
prestige to be the Vice Captain at the first Lawyers Cricket World Cup
Tournament will motive and be strength to the team as Manager.