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Fastest bowler selected to play overseas

15 March, 2020
Arun Pragasham
Arun Pragasham

Arun Pragasham who emerged as the fastest bowler at the Airtel Sri Lanka’s Fastest bowling project has been selected to play in the Ottawa Club Cricket Circuit, representing the Nepean Cricket Club.

As the only Sri Lankan transfer player to be tapped for the club this year, Arun credits the fast bowling competition as being pivotal in opening the door for his career as a professional pace bowler, both locally and now overseas.

“It’s extremely exciting for me to have been selected to play for the Nepean Cricket Club. Before I started the Airtel Sri Lanka’s Fastest competition, cricket was already a big part of my life.

“But Sri Lanka has so many talented players that I was never certain that I would be able to continue playing at a professional level. That is why I really want to thank Airtel for creating this opportunity for me to make my dreams a reality,” said Arun.

During the program, Arun got to train under one of his cricketing heroes Chaminda Vaas.

“My ultimate dream is to play for Sri Lanka so I’m definitely going to use every opportunity with maximum effort,” Arun explained.

Arun currently plays for the Moors Sports Club clocking in an average speed of 139 kms.