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SLC sponsors Sri Lanka blind cricket team to World Cup

Sri Lanka Cricket’s vice president, K. Mathivanan hands over the sponsorship to Sri Lanka blind team manager H.G. Chaminda Pushpakumara Karunaratne at the SLC headquarters. Chinthaka Edirimanne, Head of Operations of SLC domestic cricket is also present.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s vice president, K. Mathivanan hands over the sponsorship to Sri Lanka blind team manager H.G. Chaminda Pushpakumara Karunaratne at the SLC headquarters. Chinthaka Edirimanne, Head of Operations of SLC domestic cricket is also present.

Sri Lanka Cricket sponsored the Sri Lanka Blind cricket team that will participate in the 5th edition of the 40-over Blind Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place from 9 to 22 January in UAE and Lahore.

The SLC sponsorship package of Rs. 1.1 million covers cricket equipment and air travel of the 17-member squad and 3 officials that will take wing to Dubai on January 6.

The SLC also provided the Blind Cricket World Cup team with side wickets at the NCC, center wickets at the Surrey Maggona and also a coach to conduct practices targeting the world cup.

In addition to this sponsorship, SLC also sponsored the team’s annual subscription of GBP 200 (approx. Rs. 40,000) payable to the World Blind Cricket Council for 2017 and Airfare for 2 members to attend the AGM in Bangladesh at a total cost of Rs. 219,000 via its charity arm Cricket Aid.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s vice president, K. Mathivanan, who is heading international cricket and overlooking Cricket Aid under the guidance of president Thilanga Sumathipala handed over the sponsorship to Sri Lanka Blind team manager H.G. Chaminda Pushpakumara Karunaratne at the SLC headquarters. Chinthaka Edirimanne, Head of Operations of SLC domestic cricket was also present.

The Sri Lanka Blind team will be led by Chandana Deshapriya. India has won the title, since 2012. Sri Lanka made it to the semi-finals in 2014.

The participating countries on a round robin basis comprise Sri Lanka, reigning champions India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Australia. 


 

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