First women’s cricket academy launched in Kandy | Daily News

First women’s cricket academy launched in Kandy

Senaka Dissanayake a former Kandy cricketer, and experienced coach has set up a cricket academy to help promote cricket among girls in Kandy. He said he will try his best to do as much as he can to promote the game in Kandy , He is expecting every cricket lover to fully support this academy.

Senaka during his playing days was a fine batsman, He scored a double century in the big match for Dharmaraja College in1984. At present he is involved in running his own cricket school at Trinity College Indoor Nets for the past five years and involved in coaching for nearly fifteen years.

He is a cricketer who led the Under 17 cricket team at Dharmaraja College in 1981 and continued his good work and played for the first eleven side from 1982 to 1984, while playing for the senior side he scored 198 in the match against Nalanda College and 119, against Zahira College, 100 against St. Thomas’ College Matale and 105 against S .Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia.

He toured Australia in 1984 with the national under 19 team led by Aravinda de Silva. At club level he played for Kandy CC for nearly a decade and helped the club by scoring many centuries and also played for the Central Province team. In 1985 he went to Australia and played cricket for Chemiside Park Cricket Club for seven seasons as player cum coach and gave his best for the game and he did the Level II Coaching Course there. He got through the Level I Course earlier in Sri Lanka as a schoolboy. Some of his coaches in Kandy were PL Arthur Alwis, Upananda Jayasundera and D.H.de Silva.

This academy is all out to provide the highest quality of cricket coaching opportunities for women cricketers of all ages.