IN Response to the News Item by Callistus Davy on the Profligate Tamasha enjoyed by SL’s cricketing officials during the recent World Cup in Australia ………… EMAIL NOTE: Mevan Pieris of [S. Thomas’ College] to Prabodh Kariyawasam [Richmond College], 19 January 2023
ITEMS & PICTURES relating to the 1975 Tour of England: Dhuppath Ayagey Marga! The BCCSL sent the squad to Nuwara Eliya for acclimatization and training with Raja Wickremasinghe of Richmond, Peradeniya Uni and the SLAF as taskmaster, A bus was hired to transport the players up country. This photo depicts most of the players and officials.
Standing l-to-r: David Heyn, Roy dias, Sarath Fernando, Niel Perera (ast Manager), Raja Wickremasinghe (trainer), KMT perera (manager) …. Squatting l-to-rt: Duleep Mendis, Bandula Wranapura, Ajit De Silva, Anura Ranasinghe, Lalith Kaluperuma, Dennis Chanmuagam, DS de Silva, Ranjit Fernando, Tony Opatha, Anura Tennakoon, HSM Pieris
…. and some daunting moments in facing the Australians:
Sunil Wettimuny hit by Geoff Thompson
.…… Duleep Mendis felled by Thompson
… and carried off by fellow-Thomians Chanmugan and Pieris [no ambulance carts on …. those were on hand: those were the days !@#!
A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Callistus Davy: “Sports Skeletons come forth at Sri Lanka Cricket Probe,” Janaury 2023, https://www.sundayobserver.lk/2023/01/15/sports/skeletons-come-forth-sri-lanka-cricket-probe
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Glorious cricket was on display via raw natural talent