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Airtel Fastest discovers fiercely fast in Colombo

31 March, 2019

The final round of try-outs of the Airtel Fastest (to unearth fast bowlers) concluded with a highest recorded turnout of over 3000 participants and the revelation of some of the fastest bowlers thus far in the competition. The youngsters were mentored by the veteran Anusha Samaranayake in the two-day session.

Over10,000 participants took up the challenge to test their bowling speed during the auditions held across Sri Lanka from Jaffna to Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Matara, Badulla, Ruwanwella, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Kandy, Horana and Colombo. Many passed the mark of 120 kmph speed at the first instance. A hundred fast bowlers in amateur, schoolboy and female categories will proceed from these trials for a coaching session in Colombo.

A selected 45 contenders in those categories will then be put through a comprehensive coaching camp in Colombo with Airtel’s Super Star coaching team consisting of Lasith Malinga, Anusha Samaranayake and Chaminda Vaas from April 20.

Elimination rounds of the final 45 participants will begin in May 2019.