The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2010, Under 15 inter-district and inter provincial cricket Tournaments. The opening ceremony was held at the Kularatne Auditorium at Ananda College, Colombo on the 4th of October with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group.
Group General Manager of Prima Group-Sri Lanka Mr. Tan Beng Chuan, in a message said ‘It is our great pleasure to sponsor this Under 15 Cricket Tournament for the 4th consecutive year, as we recognize the need to encourage and harness young cricketing talent. We are happy to announce that this partnership with SLC that will help young cricketers to become excellent National Level Players”
According to Jerome Jayarathne, Head of Coaching-Sri Lanka Cricket and Mr. Malcolm Perera, Coaching Manager-Sri Lanka Cricket, “SLC is proud to partner Prima in this tournament, and recognizes their contribution to the uplifting of Junior Cricket in Sri Lanka. This tournament is a vital part of the cricketing calendar of SLC as this contributes to the selection process of Junior National Cricket teams”
Speaking at the ceremony, Sajith Gunaratne, Senior Business Manager and Senior Marketing Manager said “Our commitment to develop junior cricket in Sri Lanka will go beyond this tournament. As always Prima will provide all teams with total nutrition and cricket gear while all teams will receive professional guidance from SLC coaches, thus ensuring all teams compete equally. With the help of SLC, we have conducted over 20 coaching camps during the last three years, for under 13 & under 15 cricketers and will continue in the coming years. Also, for the first time, we have developed coaching posters with the guidance of Sri Lanka Cricket to educate finer points on batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping to be distributed among the entire coaching staff of Sri Lanka Cricket’
Prima Champions Cup Under 15 District and Provincial Cricket tournaments will undoubtedly help the young cricketers to gain their confidence and experience in the coming years.