(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Under the Sri Lanka Cricket National Development “Gaman Maga” program, which aims to provide any player with innate talent the opportunity to represent the national team, the talent exploration program to find future cricket stars in the village began on September 18 in Polonnaruwa district.
Sri Lanka Cricket Institute launched the Talent Search program under the leadership of Minister of Irrigation and Sports and Youth Affairs Roshan Ranasinghe in Polonnaruwa as a start to find talented athletes in the village.
The primary purpose of this program is to explore the talent of cricket-loving children in schools that do not play competitive cricket.
Polonnaruwa District Cricket Association will implement the program under the supervision of the North Central Provincial Cricket Association.
Under the inaugural program, the selection of the most talented among them was done yesterday at the Polonnaruwa Royal College Stadium with the participation of sportsmen engaged in the sport of cricket in Tamankaduwa Divisional Secretariat Division of Polonnaruwa District. Then this program will be implemented covering all the divisional secretariats of the island.
Under the first phase, 07 regional cricket development centers covering the seven divisional secretariat divisions of Polonnaruwa district will be established and the students selected from the talent search will be grouped into male and female groups under 13, 15, 17, 19 and 23.
Arjuna Ranatunga, Chairman of the National Sports Council, Sudath Chandrasena, Advisor to the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, and Sujeeva Godaliyadda, Deputy Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Cricket Association participated in this program.
The first phase of the Sri Lanka Cricket Village program, which is launched in search of future cricket stars, is scheduled to be held on the following dates and places.