Sri Lanka’s first and the most prestigious school cricket award show will be held for the 39th consecutive year, continuing the rich traditions maintained by the country’s flagship English newspaper, the Sunday Observer. Voting for the most popular segments of the 39th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest commenced last week as the 2016/17 inter-school first X1 cricket season gradually reaches its peak.
SLT/ Mobitel sponsored the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year contest for the 10th consecutive year . In the picture Nalin Perera ( COO SLT/ Mobitel ) handing over the sponsorship package to Sirimevan Dias ( Director Legal ANCL) at the DL’s office ANCL. Jude Silva (Senior Manager Channel Comunication SLT/Mobitel) on left and Waruna Mallawarachchi DGM Advertising look on.
The race is on, and the schoolboy cricketers will be all eagerly waiting for the commencement of the 39th edition of the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year competition that will begin soon as the coupons are already published in today’s Sunday Observer and will also appear in the Daily News, Dinamina and the Thinakaran ANCL publications.
For those schoolboy cricketers, parents, teachers, coaches and everyone else who were present at the 38th Sunday Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night at Hotel Galadari last Tuesday the keynote address delivered by Sri Lanka cricketing legend and former captain Mahela Jayawardene was a lesson on how to become a successful cricketer.
Richmondite Charith Asalanka joined the elite band of school cricketers by winning the coveted Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year 2016 title for the second year in succession emulating the feats of former Sri Lankan greats Arjuna Ranatunga, 1980/82’ ( Ananda) Roshan Mahanama, 1983/84’(Nalanda) Thilan Samaraweera 1994/95’ ( Ananda) ‘Lahiru Peiris 2004/2005 (St.Peter’s) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2010’2011 (Royal) who had also won the award twice .
Cricketing legend and former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will grace the occasion at the 38th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night scheduled to take place at the Galadari Hotel on September 20.
The much looked forward to moment in the school cricket calendar has finally arrived! The 38th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards ceremony will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel, Colombo on Tuesday (20), commencing from 5.30 pm.
The final countdown has begun for the local school cricket's most looked-forward to awards night! The mega final of the 2016 Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year will be held in exactly 16 days' time, maintaining the high traditions of the country's first school cricket awards show.
Yet another Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year top award winner has made Sri Lanka proud with a fighting century! It was just three years ago that an outstanding top order batsman from Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa, Kusal Mendis was adjudged the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2013 for his outstanding performance with the willow in the 2012/13 school season. The surname Mendis and the town of Moratuwa have been greatly associated with Sri Lanka cricket.