Netball hit by under currents | Sunday Observer

Netball hit by under currents

The Sri Lanka Netball Federation (SLNF) will send the national team to an African country, Malawi or Zambia, prior to the Asian meet which will be held in Singapore in September, but undercurrents are at work.

An official said their intention was to prepare the team for the Asian meet but that former administrators were sabotaging their plans.

It comes after Sri Lanka successfully conducted a tournament and beat Singapore in the final.

“We have spoken with Malawi who are sixth in the world rankings while Zambia is also a top ranker”, said coach Thilaka Jinadasa.

Tharjini Sivalingam has returned to the Sri Lanka team after four years along with captain Chathurangini Jayasuriya. Both played well in the recent Colombo tournament.

“I am happy to say that our team handled the pressure situation well and it was seen at the final against Singapore”, said Jinadasa.

“I requested the SLNF to have more international friendly matches before the Asian Games. Our final trails will be on July 15 and the final fifteen players will play against Malawi or Zambia in the middle of August”.

Sri Lankan businessman Adrew de Mel who is domiciled in Malavi and Zambia has shown interest in supporting the players according to Jinadasa.