Photos: Sri Lanka Under-19 off for Asia Cup

Sri Lanka Under 19 team will leave Colombo in this evening to the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup competition to be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from December 28 to January 4, 2014. Sri Lanka Under 19 team is led by Cambrian Kusal Mendis and his deputy is Josephian wicket keeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrema.

Players observing religious rituals at SLC head quarters prior to departure.

Buddhist monks chant prayers for the success of the Sri Lanka 19 team.

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad with the Team Officials

Sri Lanka Under 19 Captain Kusal Mendis being stormed by local media, hours before their departure to UAE.

Match schedules

Group ‘A’ India, Pakistan, Nepal, UAE. Group ‘B’ Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afganistan, Malaysia.

28th December: India Vs UAE at Sharjah Cricket Grounds. Pakistan Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA 1, Bangladesh Vs Malaysia at Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Sri Lanka Vs Afganistan at Abu Dhabi, Oval 2.

29th December: India Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA, Pakistan Vs UAE at Sharjah Cricket Grounds, Bangladesh Vs Afganistan at Abu Dhai Oval 1, Sri Lanka Vs Malaysia at Abu Dhabi Oval 2. 31st December: India Vs Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium,

Nepal Vs UAE at Sharjah, Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Afganistan Vs Malaysia at Abu Dhabi, Oval 2

2nd January, 2014: Semi Final 1- 1 A Vs 2B at Sharjah, Semi-Final 2- 1B Vs 2 A at ICC, GCA 1

4th January: Final- Winner SF 1 Vs SF2 at Sharjah Cricket Grounds.

Sri Lanka Squad