SLC Talent Search goes to North Central Province

North Central Province – Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted
 Talent Search Program (age group)

SLC National Coaching Department on 28th May 2013 conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Dambulla International Cricket  Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by (148) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented the districts of Kurunegala/Matale/Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the North Central Province, Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work closely with the respective District & Provincial Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads which are managed by the SLC  National Coaching department.

Coach Education

On the 29th May 2013 the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ conducted an ‘Coach Education Workshop’ for all Cricket Coaches who are in the Coaching fraternity in the North Central Province, this program was was attended by (56) Coaches from the districts of  Kurunegala/Matale/Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa & was conducted successfully, it is imperative that the teachings & knowledge at National level are shared & filtered down to the rest of the Coaches involved in active Coaching throughout the Country. Other than the Cricketing areas the teachings also included a subject on ‘Physiotherapy’ in the effort of sharing ones knowledge & making an awareness with regard to the importance of this area related to injury management of young Cricketers which is a common feature in today’s context.

Masters In Charge – Program

SLC also linked up with the ‘Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association’ in conducting a program for the Schools ‘Masters In Charge’ involved in Cricket with regard to the duties one is expected to perform during his or her involvement, this program was attended by (55) participants fromKurunegala/Matale/Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa. The workshop was conducted by Mr,Kapila Jayalath & Mr,J.A.K.S.Indrajith on behalf of the Sri Lanka Cricket Schools Association.  

The ‘Coach Education Unit’ of the SLC National Coaching Department conducted this program with the assistance of, Piyal Wijetunga (National Spin Bowling Coach), Sumitra  Waranakulasuriys (Development Coach) Nuwan Seniviratne (Fielding & Wicket Keeping Coach), Prabath Nissanka (Fast Bowling Coach) JC Jamage & Heshan De Mel (Coach Educators)

The SLC  Provincial & District Coaches network was utilized in organizing & conducting the two day program.