The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year Contest 2013 is a much looked forward to event and since winning the contest in 2009, the former Dharmasoka College and Ananda College cricketer Dinesh Chandimal just took four years to lead his country in an international cricket.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year competition is no doubt a great inspiration for the young schoolboy who is looking to climb to the top of the cricketing ladder. It’s an event eagerly looked forward to at the end of season as the player who deserves will be rewarded.
Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene commending the SUNDAY OBSERVER-MOBITEL SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER OF THE YEAK CONTEST said that it was a much look forward to event during his school cricket career at Nalanda College and it is a contest which has BENEFITED many cricketers and a show that acknowledges their efforts and encouraging them to do well.
The Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a hive of activity as it was the venue when the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association officials and the Umpires of the Association of Cricket Umpires gathered to pick the winners of the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year for the 35th occasion last week.
Reaching the top in two different segments in Test cricket is no easy task ,but the former Sri Lankan all-rounder Kumar Dharmasena achieved both, due to perseverance coupled with loads of self confidence.
Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest: After an illustrious school cricket career, former Sri Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu, the present batting coach for the Sri Lanka national cricket team was the Schoolboy Cricketer Of the Year 1990.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest will no doubt give the hard working schoolboy cricketers the confidence they need for their future endeavours during their march towards national recognition.
The Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest, sponsored by SLT Mobitel for the sixth successive year, will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year. The Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka’s flagship English newspaper with the largest circulation, which launched the event at a time,
The year 2009 was a memorable year for young Dinesh Chandimal, the current Sri Lanka Test vice-captain, and Twenty20 captain, who led Ananda College in the ‘Big Match’ - the ‘Battle of the Maroons’ encounter against Nalanda College.
Anandian Malith Gunatileka, the Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2007 has achieved something unique in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year contest by becoming the only player to win both the top awards ,the main award of Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year.