District and Provincial coaches provided with ‘training kits’

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) handed over ‘Training Kits’ to 51 District and Provincial Coaches, who play an important role in identifying young cricketing talent islandwide for the future.

The training kits, which were handed over recently at the RPICS, Colombo, consisted of Fielding Bats, Senior and Junior Balls, Side Arm, Plastic Stumps, Spring Wickets, Stop Watches, Stretch Bands, and cooler box, among many other important training tools. The 51 SLC-appointed coaches consisted of 37 District Coaches, 11 Provincial Coaches and 03 Provincial Talent Scouts, and covered the 25 Districts in the country.

Ravin Wickramaratne, Vice President, SLC, who is in-charge of Domestic Cricket Operations, Tim McCaskill, Head of the High-Performance Centre and Kamal Dharmasiri, Head of National Development Council, SLC, graced the occasion. “The District and Provincial Coaches play an important role in promoting the game at grassroot level and finding young and promising talent. Going forward, under the National Pathway programme, we will have a system placed in order to assess the work output of the District and Provincial coaches, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you deliver the best in order to gain future recognition,” said Ravin Wickramaratne.

Apart from handing over the ‘Training Kits,’ the coaches were also made aware of their roles and responsibilities pertaining to the development of the game. Several District and Provincial Association representatives were present at the ceremony.