Colombo 9 th August 2017,
The Thailand National Women’s team are currently in Sri Lanka for a planned two T20 series against the Sri Lanka Women’s Development squad. The games will be worked off at the Navy Grounds in Welisera and are to be played on the 9th and 11th of August respectively.
The Sri Lanka Development Squad selected to play this tournament are as follows:
Yasoda Mendis- Captain, Imalka Mendis, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Madushika Mettananda, Nilakshi Silva, Rebecca Vandot, Lasanthi Madushani, Mihiri Madushani, Sathya Sandeepani, Hashani Wijeratne, Iresha Shamali, Ruby Rejintha, Sandani Tiwanka, K Pooja Rashmi, Kavishka Dilhani, Pumi Wathsala, Kavindi Parami, Umesha Timeshani.
They will be coached by Rohitha Perera.
In a landmark move that saw Women’s Cricket being given new impetus, Sri Lanka Cricket in May this year, contracted 30 Women’s cricketers handpicked from the Inter-Provincial Tournaments to train as a National Development Squad. These cricketers have been provided with an allowance to assist in their travel, equipment and nutritional needs and have been training under the Provincial coaches in a structured national plan.
The two-match series against the Thai national team will provide much needed match exposure and experience to our young crop of women’s cricketers.