Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy and Sri Lanka

October 13, 2013

Michael Roberts

SS 20 The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy toured Sri Lanka couple of months back and its continuing association with Sri Lankan cricket has been indicated in the ongoing negotiations with Sri Lanka Cricket South Australia for the sponsoring of a talented young cricketer from Lanka via the SLC board (more later).

SS 14In Lanka one of their highlights was the dinner at the Ministry of Crab, a restaurant owned by Kumar Sangakkara, in the heart of Colombo Fort. Though he had just arrived back from the West Indies that morning Kumar was present and Shaun Seigert, in charge of DLCA, was unrestrained in his praise for Kumar’s warmth of engagement and ambassadorial capacities [a feature most of us are already familiar with].

SS 10It was not all crabbing, so to speak, and other fun and games for the young lads of DLCA: rigorous training and an engagement with the sub-continental type of wickets and atmospheric conditions was the intent of their journey. Some more pictures are presented below; but for more information visit the web site http://www.dlca.com.au/

AND see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ash18Dw2m7U

The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) provides a Centre of Excellence for participants attending from all over the world. Our program provides a total life experience, not just a cricket one. The DLCA looks at your future within the game and provides guidance to improve and strive to achieve at your particular level. Players gain the benefit of utilising the South Australian Cricket Association’s High Performance program

Since opening in 2005, the DLCA has hosted players from all over the world. Players such as Monty Panesar, Phil Mustard, Ajmal Shahzad, Samit Patel, Scott Borthwick, Joe Root, Alex Hales & James Hildreth are just some of the individuals who have benefitted from their time at the DLCA.

SS 6 AND  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.606949219350100.1073741829.206722789372747&type=3 for their presentation of the DLCA TOUR OF SRI LANKA =


crabbing the easy way  crabbing the easy way

removing the opposition   training … and more training Training in poolviewing the little opposition observing the little opposition

ALIYA meeting  Aliya at a distance

 apprecaiting the ancient way of preparing pitcheslearning the ancient arts

and cleaning the beaches  encountering the beach at Seenigama

… while supplicating Suniyam Yaka at a distance at SeenigamaSEENIGAMA DEVALE



One comment

  1. […] South Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket have combined to sponsor a short-term training stint at the Darren Lehmann Academy for a promising young player from the island in 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has now selected LAHIRU […]

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