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Sri Lanka Cricket offers help to Cricket Clubs

BAD TASTE – Sri Lanka beat the West Indies comprehensively at Sooriyawewa on Wednesday but a clash left a bad taste AFP photo

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has provided relief to the affected segments of Sri Lanka’s Cricketing community with the ‘Game of Cricket’ coming to a total halt due to the COVID–19 pandemic.

 Accordingly, the SLC Executive Committee had decided  to grant its member clubs (ones, which maintain cricket grounds) a sum 100,000 Rupees, each, for the months of March and April 2020 to help upkeep the standards of the cricketing venues and infrastructure facilities

District Cricket Associations will also be given a grant of 150,000 Rupees in order to help uplift the livelihood of the players of the district squads and its managerial staff, who are facing financial difficulties due to the current situation.

 Under this measure, a total of 11 member Clubs (ones, which maintain cricket grounds) and 26 District Cricket Associations will receive financial grants.

 In the meantime, the SLC also provided a monetary advance of 780,000 Rupees to the Umpires Association of Sri Lanka, as a relief measure.(Colombo/Apr27/2020)

Reported by Imesh Ranasinghe