Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Of the Year: Playing under a champion leader and a champion outfit under Arjuna Ranatunga who became the Second Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 1981, Charith Senanayake who was a member of that champion Ananda College team is now the Manager of the National Cricket Side, said that it was a great privilege for any schoolboy to take part in the much looked forward Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year event .
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year showpiece is an incentive for the young players who are hoping to reach the zenith in cricket at school level which is described as the cradle of cricket in this country.
Competitions like the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Show gives great encouragement and motivation for the schoolboy cricketers. Organising a show of this nature by the Sunday Observer for over three decades is no doubt laudable, said the former Sri Lanka cricket captain Anura Tennekoon.
Observer-Mobitel Cricket contest: The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest will no doubt give the hard working schoolboy cricketer the confidence they need for their future endeavours during their march towards national recognition.
OBSERVER-MOBITEL CRICKET: The Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable shows which is a source of inspiration for the up and coming schoolboy cricketers in the country today.
The Sunday Observer continues to maintain its rich traditions as it celebrated its 84th anniversary last week. Sri Lanka's first ever award show for schoolboy cricketers, which has produced many champion Sri Lanka cricketers, is back in true spirit of the game to continue its role in fostering school cricket.
OBSERVER-MOBITEL SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER: Former Royal College Captain Bhanuka Rajapakse achieved the unique feat to join the elite band of schoolboy cricketers when he was judged The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year for the second successive year (2010 and 2011) at a glittering ceremony held at the Hotel Galadari Ballroom amidst a distinguished gathering last Monday.
Observer-Mobitel Awards: Sri Lanka’s world beater Muttiah Muralitharan was chief guest and a welcome visitor on stage at Hotel Galadari Grand Ballroom for the awards ceremony of the Observer-Mobitel cricket show and his mere presence on stage brought rounds and rounds of applause last Monday night.
Come the award ceremony days of the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the year, the name of Muttiah Muralitharan comes to mind in a flash. He is such a devoted cricketer that he never fails to think about his cricketing days at his old school – St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota.
Observer-Mobitel Outstation Schoolboy Cricketer with one more year to go at Moratu Vidyalaya, the winner of the Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year Outstation 2011 Sanka Ramesh is expected to do better things next year as the captain of his school cricket team.