Women’s cricket to be promoted in Kandy | Daily News

Women’s cricket to be promoted in Kandy

Women cricket players are making giant strides. But much work remains to be done to place their sport on truly equal footing with mens cricket. women’s cricket is to be given a face lift in Kandy, and it is going to be introduction of Women’s Cricket and Development for schools and clubs . The main idea is to introduce and promote women’s cricket in Kandy among schools and clubs in the Central Province. The women’s cricket division along with Central Province Cricket Association has made arrangements to conduct an awareness programme on Monday the 28th September 2020 at 10.00.a.m. at the Pallekelle Stadium. The secretary of the Kandy District cricket Association and Central Province Cricket Association Janaka Pathirana who is giving a big hand for the game is in charge of all arrangements and Apsari Tillekeratne Convener of women’s Cricket of Sri Lanka Cricket will participate at this programme.

All Schools and women’s clubs are invited to take part in this all important programme. further information can be obtained from Malcolm Perera - Head Coach 0772418814 or Amila Pinnaduwa- Provincial Coach 0703799111. Presently the literature available on women’s cricket is very limited. This is an attempt to redress this gap by telling a story about the experiences of women’s cricket. So, the necessary support is needed for women’s cricket to flourish in Central Province.

Kandy is all out to build a long-term sustainable foundation for women’s cricket and build a product that fans want to watch, that kids want to take up, that sponsors and broadcasters want to be part of.

Everyone is invited to get involved In 1958 the International Women’s Cricket Council (IWCC) was formed to co-ordinate women’s cricket around the world, taking over from the English Women’s Cricket Association, which had been doing the same job in a de facto role since its creation 32 years earlier. In 2005, the IWCC was merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to form one unified body to help manage and develop cricket. Sri Lankan women’s cricket team’s international debut came in 1997 with a three match ODI series against the Netherlands. Since then, the team has represented Sri Lanka in international women’s cricket tournaments.