ICC Umpires assist a noble cause in Lanka

Courtesy of the Island

The Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires today made a donation of one million  Sri Lanka Rupees to the Chitra Lane School for the Special Child & Children  Resource Centre in Colombo. The cheque was presented by the umpires during a visit of the centre where  they also spent considerable time with under-privileged and disadvantaged  children, as well as the dedicated staff. The Chitra Lane organisation is an approved charity which first started in  1968 as a day school for children with special needs. It has now reached out to  over 2,000 children and young adults annually from across Sri Lanka providing  much needed services and facilities for the early detection of disabilities.

“We are delighted to visit the Chitra Lane School for Special Child &  Children Resource Centre. We have been extremely impressed and touched with the  outstanding work which is being done here and surprised at the same time on how  this service to local community has gone unnoticed.

“Our visit to this centre is a show of support, solidarity and commitment  that we are with them in this noble cause, be it in terms of contribution,  creating awareness about their great work in the masses or increasing their  profile. Not only do the umpires wish to contribute towards a successful  cricketing event in Sri Lanka but also towards some of the disadvantaged within  the local community,” a spokesman of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires  said after the visit.


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