Item in Daily News, 19 April 2016, where the title is “The cream of U19 cricketers on show”
The Super Under 19 Provincial Tournament 2016 conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket with the aim of selecting the under 19 national squad for the forthcoming tours of South Africa and England will commence today with eight of the ten provinces in action.The matches scheduled for today are: Eastern v Central at Surrey grounds, Uva v Northern at Mattegoda, Western South v North Central at Panadura and, Western North v Western Central at Campbell Park.
The 10 teams from 8 provinces are clustered into two groups with the champions of each group advancing to the final. Sabaragamuwa Province will not have a team while Western Province will field three teams. Some of the lesser strong provinces have requested few stand-by players from Western Province and Southern Province to strengthen their teams. The tournament will be played in two-day format and the final will be a three-day encounter on May 10, 11 and 12.
The winners of the tournament will receive Rs. 300,000 cash prize and the runners-up Rs. 200,000. Man of the final will receive 25,000.
Group A: Western Province (North), Western Province (Central), Uva Province, Northern Province, North Western Province
Group B: Western Province (South), North Central Province, Eastern Province, Central Province, Southern Province
Western Province North: Sammu Ashan (Captain), Jehan Daniel, Revan Kelly, Thilina Vimukthi, Krishan Sanjula, Nipun Sumanasinghe, Nipun Haggalla, Helitha Bamberenda, Ruchira Ekanayake, Sanka Poorna, Supun Waragoda, Dileepa Jayalath, Avishka Indrajith, Himath Jayaweera, Dushan Guruge, Samitha Ranga, Dilhara Polgampola, Sasiri Adikari, Imesh Devinda, Jason de Silva, Chaminda Thotagamuwa (Coach), U.S.C. Perera (Manager)
Western Province Central: Vishad Randika (Captain), Charana Nanayakkara, Thanuka Dabare, Sajith Chameera, Pethum Nissanka, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Sanjula Abeywickrama, Manelka De Silva, Niduka Welikala, Ravindu Silva, Santhush Gunathilake, Lahiru Dilshan, Neranjan Wanniarachchi, Chathura Obeysekara, Vimukthi Kulathunge, Suhanga Wijewardene, Kasun Abeyrathne, Malindu Maduranga, Ranmith Jayasena, Dinanjaya Geeth, Rohitha Perera (Coach), K. H. Nandasena (Manager)
Western Province South: Avishka Fernando (Captain), Thilan Nimesh, Vishwa Chathuranga, Nuwanindu Fernando, Asher Warnakoolasuriya, Mishen Silva, Lakshan Fernando, Savindu Peiris, Nadun Dharshana, Kamil Mishara, Ravindu Kodituwakku, Malinda Jayod, Pasindu Sasanka, Avishka Lakshan, Deshan Dinuranga, Ravindu Salgadu, Dilesh Nanayakkara, Inosha Geshan, Ravindra Pushpakumara (Coach), Malinda Warnapura (Manager)
Central Province: Hasitha Boyagoda (Captain), Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan, Thisaru Dilshan, Deshan Gunasinghe, Mohommad Alfar, Gihan Witharana, Sivakumar Tiron, Thyagarajah Bhanugoban, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne, Virajitha Jayasinghe, Bhawantha Udangamuwa, Mass Rahim, Janith Tennakoon, Ravishka Lakshan, Niwantha Herath, Gajitha Kotuwegoda, Sunil Fernando (Coach), Sunil Wickramanayake (Manager)
Southern Province: Navindu Nirmal (Captain), Ashen Bandara, Kaveesha Dilranga, Harin Buddhila, Kavindu Ediriweera, Chanuka Asinsana, Amindu Udara, Chathura Milan, Nipun Ranshika, Thilanga Udeshana, Hasindu Chanuka, Dinuka Dilshan, Kasun Madhuranga, Thilan Prashan, Dilum Sudheera, Tharusha Kavindya, Chaminda Kodikara (Coach), Gajaba Pitigala (Manager)
Uva Province: Avindu Theekshana (Captain), Naveen Hasaranga, Mohommed Rishad, Raveen Yasas, Ravindu Sanjana, D. Mapa Malindu, Chihan Kalindu, Tharuka Roshana, A. Edirisinghe, Gayana Preethimal, Kavishka Dinesh, Randika Sandun, Rajitha Nirmal, Chethaka Denuwan, Thilina Maduranga, Gihan Achintha, Wasantha Wijesooriya (Coach), Oshadhee Weerasinghe (Manager)
North Western Province: Damitha Silva (Captain), Keshan Wanniarachchi, Wanitha Wanninayake, Randeer Ranasinghe, Pubudu Ganegama, Tharindu Vimukthi, Dilshan, Kolure, Tharindu Wijesinghe, Nipun Dhananjaya, Dilshan Sanjeewa, Ashan Fernando, Dulanjana Ranatunga, Kamesh Nirmal, Pasindu Manelka, Ashen Charuka, Sashan Dineth, Priyamal Singhawansa, Kaveen Bandara, Sudara Priyamal, Ajith Ekanayake (Coach), Eric Upashantha (Manager)
North Central Province: Dasun Seneviratne (Captain), Lakshan Kaludeera, Thilina Dhanajaya, Shashika Bandara, Lihaja Jayasundara, Rusith Dilshan, Heshan Senera, Pubudu Bandara, Ravintha Ilangasinghe, Sahan Ishara, Asel Sigera, Nipun Lakshan, Sajith de Silva, Sachin Dissanayke, Maduranga Sri Chandaratne, Shehan Avandya, Darshana Gamage (Coach), Mahinda Pethiyagoda (Manager).
Northern Province: S.P Jeni Fleming (Captain), Salitha Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrame, Ayana Siriwardhane, V. Jathushan, C. Thevaprashanth, S. Komitharan, S. Jeroshan, M. Nithushan, G. Ratheeshan, K. Kapilraj, S. Rushanathan, T. Sooriyakanthan, S. Mathushan, P. Abishan, S. Thaposhan, U. Priyalaxan, J. Hevit Alodin, Y. Sanjeewan, V. Janapriyan, Lakshitha Herath (Coach), Jaya Prakash (Manager)
Eastern Province: R. Thenuradan (Captain), Torin Pitigala, Deshan Fernando, Lasith Crosspulle, Naveen Gunawardene, Sasindu Diwankara, Eranga Hashan, K. Lakshitha, Dinesh Madusanka, Anjana Liyanage, Mohammad Rasfas, K. Prasanna, M. Sharuthan, Avishka Sahan, Mohamad Faheem, Mopun Madhawa, A. Janaka, Tharaka Pradeep, K. Nivethiannan, S. Alexshan, Niroshan Bandaratillake (Coach), Gamini Perera (Manager). – YK