Cricket and Netball Asian Champs to be Paraded from BIA to Colombo


The national cricket and netball teams who defeated the odds to be crowned kings and queens of Asia, will be welcomed for a rousing reception organised by the Ministry of Sports, Sri Lanka Cricket, the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka and official sponsor of the National Cricket and Netball teams, Dialog Axiata PLC.

The players will be paraded on a motorcade in two open top double decker buses from the Katunayake Airport along the Colombo – Negombo road to reach the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Head Office, Maitland Place, Colombo 7 and the Netball Federation Headquarters at Sports Ministry Complex at Torrington Square, Colombo 7. The motorcade is expected to leave Bandaranaike International Airport at 6.30 a.m. and reach Colombo at approximately at 9.00 a.m.

The route of the motorcade is as follows:

Leave BIA on Colombo – Negombo Road to Peliyagoda Junction – Maradana Junction – Elphinstone Junction – Darley Road – Union Place – Alexandra Road – Independence Avenue – Torrington Square (Netball Fed) – Maitland Place (SLC).

The motorcade will stop at a few selected locations en route to Colombo. 

Fans are encouraged to show their support and appreciation of the teams by turning up on the roadside and cheer the kings and queens of Asia by waving the national flag.

The National Cricket team made history by securing their 6th Asian title by beating Pakistan in the final played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE, while the Netball team also secured its 6th Asian title by beating Singapore 63 – 53 in Singapore at the grand finale. 

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the National Cricket and Netball teams.