Sapumal Fernando promising cricketer and soccer player | Daily News


 

Sapumal Fernando promising cricketer and soccer player

Sapumal  Gihantha  Fernando  (Text & Pic. by Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports Spl.Corrs.)
Sapumal Gihantha Fernando (Text & Pic. by Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports Spl.Corrs.)

Eighteen year old Sapumal Gihantha Fernando, an outstanding sportsman of Lexicon International School did well in Cricket and Soccer and he is good in studies too which enabled him to join Dharmaraja College, Kandy for his higher studies and to pursue Sports activities. He is selected to the Cricket Pool and Soccer Pool of Dharmaraja College since he was admitted to school and now due to Covid – 19 pandemic the sports activities have been at a standstill Sapumal has improved his goal-keeping tremendously and was selected to the Kandy District football team in 2018 and in 2019 he has taken another step forward when he was named by his Head Coach, K.M.T.Konara for the Sri lanka National Pool along with E.M.S. Ekanayake and A.M.T.K.Bandara both from Kandy District Soccer team.

As a cricketer he represented his former School in all age groups such as Under 13,15, 17 and 19 as a right hand batsman and a left arm medium pace bowler. He also represented Kandy Cricket and Athletic Academy in Club matches for three years since 2016. His highest score was 102 against Poramadulla National School, while his best bowling performance was 8 wickets for 34 runs against Kandy Model School. His Cricket coaches are the writer and Indika Fernando.

His intention is to represent Sri Lanka in both Cricket and Soccer and if he fulfills this he will be like Danushka Gamage,Old Kingswoodian who represented Sri Lanka in both Sports disciplines in the Nineties

 


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