Archive for the ‘welfare through sport’ Category

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Cricket Squads Feted in Colombo: Monies and Pictorials Galore

October 11, 2019

Pictures from Daily Mirror … and …. Daily News … where the headline = Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes rewarded with US$ 145,000″

Rumesh Ratnayake, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Tirimanne and Asantha De Mel with lesser lights

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In the Manner Michael: Appreciative Thoughts about Michael De Zoysa

October 10, 2019

ONE = Callistus Davy  in Sunday Observer, 6 October 2019: “Michael de Zoysa: If only he could write his own lines!”

In today’s set-up where corruption, dishonestly, cheating and rouge ways hold sway in sections of Sri Lankan society and some people who boast of culture can only put on a face for the cameras, Michael de Zoysa was a cut above the rest and went to his grave on Wednesday evening like the true professional he was. Perhaps Michael de Zoyza will be able to give a better account of himself to his Creator than many others who hobnobbed with him and were no match to his integrity.

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Remembering Joe Hoad, A Bajan Man True

September 10, 2019

Joe Hoad passed way a year or so back due to a medical mishap. My appreciation of the man and his contribution to Sri Lankan cricket was recorded earlier in Cricketique via a ditty of my own in what may pass for “islander strain:”

Joe’s no Imran Khan,

He’s just a plain Bajan man, man.

You see Joe,

Da man could talk

Boy, how he could talk

That man know how to walk the talk, and even how to talk the walk

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EMERGING TEAMS of SRI LANKA and BANGLADESH face off in August

August 26, 2019

Sri Lanka Emerging Team …………………………………304/7

Bangladesh Emerging Team ……………………………………………….… 118                                                                                                              SL Emerg won by 186 runs

SCORECARD SUMMARY

SRI LANKA EMERGING TEAM ……………………………..304/7(50 OVERS)

BANGLADESH EMERGING TEAM …………………………………..118(28.3 OVERS)

Player Of The Match  = Wanindu Hasaranga

Pathum Nssanka

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An ODE for Harry

August 5, 2019

Harry the “Hassett” as “Harry The Bat”

There once was a wee lad

Named HARRY … incarcerated

In boarding school Aloysius

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Two Incisive Broadcasters of Sri Lankan Cricket in the 1980s

July 7, 2019

Premasara Epasinghe in Sinhala and Somasundaram Skandakumar in English brought cricketing nous into their expositions of events on the cricket field  …

The Email Circular NOTE that I received from Samanthi de Silva: “Legends in Radio Commentaries whose voices brought cricket live to our living rooms when TV coverage was rare seen together decades after the inaugural test Vs England they broadcast in Feb 1982……..Premasara Epasinghe ( Sinhala ) and S Skandakumar ( English )”

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Stand Steadfast Together: Cricket’s Message to Sri Lanka and FOR Sri Lanka

May 29, 2019

Nuwan Ranasinghe, in The ROAR, 29 May 2019, where the title is “What Cricket Really means to Sri Lanka”

Contrary to popular belief, cricket has never actually been viewed as a religion in Sri Lanka. Whilst Sri Lankans do love their cricket, they are not essentially a cricket-mad people as is so often stereotypically coined by the Western media. Decades of civil war, a devastating tsunami, soul-destroying floods, monsoon rains and now this latest terror bombing has reminded Sri Lankans that there certainly are more important things in life than a simple game of cricket.

 Lasith Malinga spearheads Sri Lanka’s attack at the 2019 World Cup. (Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images)

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