Flashback 2017 - December

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Flashback 2017 - December

Dec 1: Sri Lanka Cricket postponed the beginning of the Premier Cricket Championship by a week due to inclement weather

Dec 2: Suresh Subramaniam, a former Sri Lanka Tennis Association President, was appointed as Vice President of Asian Tennis Federation

Dec 2: Sri Lanka Navy won the Emirates Airline Dubai Open 7s Women's Netball Championship

Dec 2: Mohamed Thaha, a schoolboy of 17, won the Colombo District Snooker Championship

Dec 3: The International Olympic Committee urged the Sri Lankan National Olympic Committee to respect its guidelines and the Olympic Charter after unconstitutionally forming an Athletes' Commission

Dec 3: Walkers-Whittals obtained 140 points to win the Travel Trade Sports Club Swimming Championship 2017

Dec 4: MAS Holdings won the Men's and Women's Division 'A' titles at the Mercantile League Table Tennis Championship

Dec 4: The Sports Minister, Dayasiri Jayasekera ordered nine Sri Lanka ODI players heading to India for the Limited Over series to return home as they were leaving the country without his approval. At the time of the Minister’s intervention, the players had even boarded the flight to Delhi but had to disembark

Dec 4: Sri Lanka Schools Cross Country teams claimed the Girls' and Boy's team championships at the Asian Schools Cross Country Championship held in Hong Kong

Dec 6: The third Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw at Delhi. India won the series 1-0

Dec 5: The Minister of Sports released the ODI squad to India, after recalling them the previous night from the BIA Airport

Dec 7: Suranga Fernando and Ruwini Abeymanne emerged overall champions, after winning three categories each, at the NSSF National Shooting Championship 2017

Dec 8: Sri Lanka Cricket officially confirmed the appointment of Chandika Hathurusingha as Head Coach of Sri Lanka cricket team

Dec 9: Eranga Madushanka Nayanajith of Janadhipathi Vidyalaya, Ambagasdowa and Nirosha Dilrukshi Samarakoon of Welimada Central emerged boys and girls champions respectively at the 8th annual 'U.G.M. Muthubanda Challenge Trophy' All-Island Schools Semi Marathon

Dec 10: Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets in the first ODI at Dharamsala

Dec 10: MAS Holdings won the overall championship of the Mercantile Tennis Tournament 2017

Dec 10: Hong Kong beat Sri Lanka by 37-8 in the first leg of the Asian Junior Rugby Championship at the Racecourse in Colombo

Dec 11: Sri Lanka Cricket named the Under-19 squad under the captaincy of Kamindu Mendis for the ICC Youth World Cup to be held in New Zealand in January

Dec 13: India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs to win the second ODI at Mohali

Dec 14: Kamil Hussain was elected President of Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR)

Dec 15: Vinod Weerasinghe and Taniya Minel Balasuriya won the Boy's and Girls' titles respectively at the Sri Lanka Junior Golf Championship 2017

Dec 15: Sri Lanka Power-lifting Association overlooked Ransilu Jayatilleke at its annual Awards Ceremony despite reaching seventh in World Rankings in his weight category

Dec 16: Hong Kong beat Sri Lanka 40-7 in the second leg of the Asian Junior Rugby Championship at the Hong Kong Football Club

Dec 17: India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the third ODI at Viskhapatnam and clinched the series 2-1

Dec 17: Isipathana College won the inaugural Inter-School Golf Championship

Dec 18: Football legend and renowned coach P.D. Sirisena passed away after a brief illness at the age of 77

Dec 18: Parakrama Basnayake was elected the President of Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka

Dec 19: Ravindu Laksiri and Mihiliya Methsarani retained their titles in Men's and Women's categories at the 37th National Squash Championship

Dec 19: Katana Combined and Koswadiya Vijaya Sports Club claimed the Men's Open and Women’s Open titles respectively at the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball Championship

Dec 20: India beat Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first T20 at Cuttack

Dec 21: Anura Rohana won the 16th TATA Open Golf Championship at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur, India

Dec 21: Thilaka Jinadasa was appointed the new coach of Sri Lanka netball team

Dec 22: India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs to win the second T20 at Indore

Dec 23: Susantha Boteju beat M.F.M. Fazil 6-5 to win the 65th National Snooker Championship, his 19th title of the career

Dec 23: Sri Lanka Cricket named a 23-man preliminary squad to select the ODI squad for the upcoming Bangladesh tour, which will be Chandika Hathurusingha's first assignment upon taking over the national side

Dec 24: India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to win the third T20 at Mumbai and clinched the series 3-0

Dec 30: Badminton World Federation (BWF) lifted the ban on Sri Lanka Badminton Association

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