Priyanjan to lead Lanka Youth T20 team at SAF Games in Bangladesh

By Namal Pathirage

Ashan Priyanjan

The 11th SAF Games will go ahead as scheduled in Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 29 next year, according to Sri Lankan IOC Chief Hemasiri Fernando who was a part of the South Asian Sports Federation.

One of the notable events in next year’s games will be the T20 Cricket Tournament that will be a part of the events. According to reliable sources Sri Lanka will be represented by the Sri Lankan Youth team led by Ashan Priyanjan.

Talking to the Sunday Times, Hemasiri Fernando said Sri Lanka failed in its bid to add more events to the swimming discipline and women’s volleyball where Sri Lanka won the Silver at the last meet.

Besides this three events – basketball, golf and hand ball – will be additional events at this year’s games.
The IOC is also making plans to charter their own flight for these games as they are expecting to send a contingent of over 350 people which includes also officials. Meanwhile the medical tests for the participating athletes organized by the IOC have been stopped on an order by the Minister of Sports Gamini Lokuge. The Sports Minister took this decision after the head of the Sports Ministry Medical Unit Dr. Geethanjali Mendis had pointed out to the Minister the Sports Ministry Medical Unit is the only organization that is eligible to hold such medical tests on athletes.

During the last games Sri Lanka took third place winning 37 gold medals whilst taking part in 21 events (13 male and 8 female).

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
Other Sports Articles
Three little words
Mahela out of today’s game
To be or not to be
Making kottu and team selections
Aney Is It True?
Havelocks gear to tackle their opponents head-on
Development school for Wushu
Pull of the baggy green is fading
Volleyball Nationals from January 16
Guns and Roses in India -Reader Forum
Sunday Sports Guide
Windies encourage optimism
Underarm balls not always underhand
Shoaib Akhtar unlikely to get central contract
Five biggest scandals of 2009
57th Badminton Nationals takes off today
SLC Provincial Tournament on a bigger platter in 2010
Matale Football League honours players
Schumacher eyes new title with comeback
Talking of rugby legends: Abdeen is one of the best
Mitchell Johnson is set to put country before cash
IOC dances to Lula's beat
Pathway to bigger deeds
Moors falter despite Kalavitigoda’s effort
Kandy CC demolished
Maleena Awn the star
Tanvir forced out
Priyanjan to lead Lanka Youth T20 team at SAF Games in Bangladesh
Tendulkar to skip Bangladesh tri-series
Watson, Katich denied tons as Aussies pile runs
England on top after triple strike


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2009 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution