Sri Lanka to defend world carrom title | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka to defend world carrom title

17 November, 2019
Roshita Joseph-Nishantha Fernando
Roshita Joseph-Nishantha Fernando

National Carrom squad of 10 players have been nominated for the 8th ICF Cup Championships 2019 to be held in Pune, India from December 2 to 6.

Four top national ranked players in the men’s and women’s categories will be taking part in this championship. The selections were done by the Carrom selection committee.

More than 16 countries will be taking part in the championship jointly organized by the International Carrom Federation (ICF) and All India Carrom Federation (AICF). India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, France, Germany, Italy, USA and the UK are supposed to send their players.

Sri Lanka are the defending world champions, consist two senior men and three senior women players who represented Sri Lanka several times. The best players are Nishantha Fernando (men) and Joseph Roshita (women).

Men’s team: Nishantha Fernando (Captain - Navy), Shaheed Hilmy (Royal College), Anas Ahamed (Army), Dineth Dulakshana (Air Force) and reserve player M. Sheriffdeen (Army).

Women’s team: Roshita Joseph (Captain - Navy), Chalani Lakmali (Air Force), Maduka Dilshani (Army), M. Chitradevi (Army) and reserve player Rebecca Dalrine (Army). (YK)