Cricket in Japan ‘spiked’ by Emerging Lankan Squad

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HEADLINE:  “The 15-member Sri Lanka Emerging Squad has been announced for the tour of Japan.”

Former Thomian cricketer Dellon Peiris will lead the touring Sri Lankan contingent. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that as per a request made by the Japan Cricket Association, Sri Lanka Emerging Team will tour Japan during the month of May 2023. The team will leave for Japan on the 8th May.


During the tour, Sri Lanka Emerging Team will play five T20 games vs Japan National Cricket Team, which is an Associate Member of the ICC.

The Japan Cricket Association believes this tour will provide its national team with the necessary preparations to compete in the ‘East Asia Pacific Regional Final’ in July 2023, which will be a part of the qualification process for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

“This move is aimed at supporting the development of cricket in Japan, which I am sure will help to further enhance the existing relationship between Sri Lanka and Japan,” said Mr. Mohan De Silva, Honorary Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Sri Lanka Emerging Squad

Dellon Peiris (C), Sakuna Liyanage, Dunith Jayathunga, Sahil Dias, Ranmith Jayasena, Shehan Fernando, Yohan Liyanage, Hirantha Jayasinghe, Sithara Hapuhinna, Lakshan Gamage, Theesan Vithushan, Imthiyas Slaza, Sithum Dissanayake, Harhsna Wickramasinghe, Danal Hemananda


10th  May 2023 1st T20 SICG
11th  May 2023 2nd T20 SICG
13th  May 2023 3rd T20 SICG
14th  May 2023 4th T20 SICG
15th  May 2023 5th T20 SICG

SICG = Sano International Cricket Ground

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