Cricket: Sri Lanka body suggests banning T20 at school level

Published: May 7, 2012

It is important for young cricketers to develop their game before jumping into the format. PHOTO: FILE

COLOMBO: 

Sri Lanka Sports Medical Unit has recommended that the 20-over format of the sport is inappropriate to be played at school level and should be banned, according to officials.

Chief of Sri Lanka Sports Medical Unit Arjuna de Silva said that the Twenty20 cricket format impels technical adjustments and it was important for young cricketers to develop their game before jumping into the format.  The body has suggested to the minister of education Bandula Gunawardena and the minister of sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage to ban the format. In 2011, Sri Lanka School Cricket Association held a T20 event for under 19 players for first time.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • good
    May 7, 2012 - 8:01AM

    good future based thought

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  • Salman
    May 7, 2012 - 9:57AM

    that’s sane. I hope Pakistan implements the same as well ..even banned it at under 19 level

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 8, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Excellent suggestion by Sri Lanka Sport Medical Unit. First, player should be groomed to play test and three/four day cricket. Those players who excel in long duration matches are real cricketers.

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