Sri Lanka Under 19 team won the only 3 Day game, it played against Australia Under 19 Team during the concluded home series.
This morning, Sri Lanka U19 Skipper Nipun Dananjaya handed over the Trophy; won by the team to Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Under 19 Head Coach Hashan Thilakaratne and Team Manager Nalinda Ilangakoon also took part in the handing over of the trophy. Head of International Cricket Mr. Chandima Mapatuna was also present during the occasion.
Speaking about the Victory, Coach Hashan Thilakaratne said……………
“This is the first time, since 1985, Sri Lanka Under 19 won a test match against Australia Under 19. It’s a great achievement by the Youngsters”
“I was in the 1985 Under 19 squad that won the test match against Australia. Roshan Mahanama was the Captain and we also had Asanka Gurusinha. Three of us went to represent Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup, while several other players who were in the team went on to represent the national team”.
“Similarly this victory also shows that the present crop of young players are heading in the right direction and if they can continue the good work, it will help the game in the long run;” Thilakaratne further said.