Widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever produced by Sri Lanka Deshabandu Aravinda de Silva will be the chief guest at the 41st Observer/Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year awards night today.
De Silva, a former captain is renowned for helping Sri Lanka to win the 1996 Cricket World Cup and for bringing his country from underdog status to present day form. He has held various posts in Sri Lanka Cricket after his retirement in 2003.
All school cricketers should be determined to give off their best whether they receive awards or not at the 41st Observer-Mobitel award ceremony which will take place today, said the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) Krishantha Cooray.
He said for the first time coaches of schools too will be felicitated at this awards ceremony.
The Chairman said cricketers from all parts of the island extending from Dondra to Point Pedro will be rewarded at this gala event.
1979 - Ranjan Madugalle
1980 - Arjuna Ranatunga
1981 - Rohan Buultjens
1982 - Arjuna Ranatunga
1983 - Roshan Mahanama
1984 - Roshan Mahanama
1985 - Asanka Gurusinghe
1986 - Roshan Jurangpathy
1987 - Rohan Weerakkkody
The much looked forward to event in Sri Lanka’s schools sports calendar – the latest segment of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019, will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on Friday (20) commencing 5.30 p.m.
Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga was first ever to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year title twice in 1980 and 1982. A reliable middle order batsman who had aggregated 5,105 runs including four centuries and 38 fifties and captured 16 wickets
As many as 96 nominations are line up for awards at the 41st Sunday Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards scheduled to be held on Friday, September 20. The nominations cover best batsman, best bowler, best fielder, best wicket-keeper and best all-rounder in the Division One, Two and Three categories besides the top award for Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year.
Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes paid lavish tributes to the country’s no. 1 school cricket awards show which will be unveiled in eight days time.
The stage is set for the 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 show which will be held at the Main Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on September 20 (next Friday).
The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is better known for its ability to blossom the young generation cricketers to national level. The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year has continued to inspire the next generation cricketers.
Sri Lanka’s cricketing stalwarts paid glowing tributes to the country’s premier school cricket awards show with just 11 days to go for the 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 show to be held at the Main Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on September 20.