Sayuni a cricketing star in the making | Daily News


Sayuni a cricketing star in the making

Sayuni Premaratne, is seen here with her trophies (Picture by Upananda Jayasundera)
Sayuni Premaratne, is seen here with her trophies (Picture by Upananda Jayasundera)

Thirteen year old Cricketer of Mahamaya Girls School,Kandy, Sayuni Premaratne is an up-and coming player and due to Corona – 19 panedemic Cricket practices are at a standstill and the children who are interested in sports are waiting anxiously to see the country returning to normalcy

Sayuni Premaratne is a left hand batswoman and the wicket keeper of the School team. She scored an unbeaten knock of 57 runs with 10 fours and one six, in the Indra Withanachchi Challenge Trophy tournament held in the year 2018 representing Mahamaya Blues team. In the following year. in 2019 she led her side to victory in the same tournament and she was adjudged the Best Fielder. In the year 2018 when she was a member of the Mahamaya Girls Cricket team they became one of the Best Eight teams in the whole Island in the cricket tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Due to unavoidable circumstances the Mahamaya Girls Cricket team could not enter this tournament in 2019.

But the Mahamaya Girls team continued playing cricket in club matches with Palinks CC,Colombo,Kandy Cricket and Athletic Academy etc. and Sayuni was in the victorious cricket team as the baby of the team. Being a wicket keeper/ batswoman she won School Colours in Cricket in 2019 and as a left hand batswoman who has a cool temperament with a lot of talent she will go very far if she continues playing cricket. Her coach is the writer, who is coaching cricket to the Mahamaya Girls team and she is thankful to her School Principal , the teacher-in-charge and the POG of the School and she has high hopes that the Sri Lanka Womens Cricket Association will recognise her achievements


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