SLC establishes Women’s High-Performance Centre

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 26 2021
Sports SLC establishes Women’s High-Performance Centre

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has established a dedicated Women’s High-Performance Centre with the aim of lifting the Women’s game to reach greater heights.

The new Centre was established at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium following an MoU signed with the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club.

According to the MoU, the P. Sara Oval Ground, Side Wickets, Indoor Nets, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool and Dormitory facilities of Tamil Union will be used to develop the Women’s game.

‘’We will use this Women’s High-Performance Centre to lift the Women’s game of Sri Lanka to World-Class Status,’’ said Shammi Silva, President of SLC.

The MoU with Tamil Union came into effect on 1 January 2021, and the Women Cricketers representing the Emerging and National Teams have already commenced training at the new facility.

“A dedicated High-Performance Centre is a must to enhance our game to be on par with International Women’s Cricket, and this facility will take our Women’s game to new heights within a short period of time” said Ashley de Silva, CEO of SLC.

With important cricket series for Women coming up, the new High-Performance Centre is expected to help the cricketers to be better prepared. 

‘The introduction of the new facility means physical training and skill training hours per player has increased tremendously, which augurs well for the future of Women’s cricket,’’ said Manuja Kariyapperuma, Consultant, Operations and Development of Women’s Cricket of SLC.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 26 2021

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