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Three year plan mooted to develop school cricket

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 10, 2018 19:00

Three year plan mooted to develop school cricket

A three year plan has been presented by a Committee comprising several former cricketers. The purpose is to be develop school cricket. Accordingly a workshop on behalf of cricket skippers, coaches and lecturers was held at the Education Ministry today.

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that Cricket is devoid of party, colour and religion. If cricket is to be taken to international level, cricket has to be developed in the school encouraging the youth. It is in this respect that they took action to develop cricket according to a plan.  Also in the past they were able to recruit 3850 cricket coaches. The have been finalized and the appointments will be granted soon. As a Government they are doing everything possible to develop the sport with particular attention given by the Education Ministry. He said that it would take several years to reap the results of the programme and clinch the World Cup as in the past

Former cricketer Mahela Jayawardena pointed out that changes have been effected to laws of the competitions. While improving the technical side of the cricketers, their other requirements should also be fulfilled. A high expenditure is being borne this year for school cricket in supplying the necessary material for cricket. This would help in improving the talents of the children. It is hoped to improve six playgrounds at the school level and extend the necessary facilities to the children of the area.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 10, 2018 19:00

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