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36 schools to receive latest bowling machines

Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva presenting the first 16 bowling machines to Under-19 division one schools at a simple ceremony held at the SLC headquarters in the presence of Sri Lankan Schools Cricket Association president Thilak Wattuhewa, school principals and masters in charge of school teams
Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva presenting the first 16 bowling machines to Under-19 division one schools at a simple ceremony held at the SLC headquarters in the presence of Sri Lankan Schools Cricket Association president Thilak Wattuhewa, school principals and masters in charge of school teams

As many as 36 schools playing cricket in the top division segment are to be equipped with the latest bowling machines which have already been donated to the first 16 schools by Sri Lanka Cricket.

The first donation of the 16 bowling machines were made by Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva and the balance 20 have already been ordered and will be made available as soon as possible.

It also marks the first time that such state-of-the-art equipment was made by SLC for the enhancement of school cricket which can be battery-operated as well with provision for recharging. The cost of each bowling machine according to SLC is Rs.650,000. “This is the beginning of a large project for school cricket and our initial plan is to provide 36 Under-19 cricket playing schools with these bowling machines that will take them into the future,” said SLC head Shammi Silva.

At the presentation ceremony cricket balls were also provided to schools playing in the first, second and third divisions in the Under-19 age group category.

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