25 October 1998
Sri Lanka News Round-up
The Daily News
Romesh and Upul in Badulla to open concrete wickets
By V T Raj
Sri Lanka Test cricketers Romesh Kaluwitharana and Upul Chandana visited Badulla District last Friday and declared open five side concrete wickets in the district.
Both these Sri Lanka 'Caps' were received by the secretary of the Region - 5 of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, Mr. R. M. U. Ratnayake and were taken in procession on a motorcade along the town. Large crowds gathered in all places these two visited.
Romesh and Upul first visited Badulla Central College and declared open two concrete side wickets and later proceeded to Badulla Saraswathy National School and declared open a side wicket.
Thereafter they visited Hali-Ela and Bandarawela Central Colleges and declared open the two concrete side wickets which were constructed by the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka.
According to the regional secretary Mr. R. M. U. Ratnayake, another 5 side concrete wickets will be constructed in Badulla shortly and he thanked the Board president Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala for his efforts to promote cricket in the rural areas.
Source :: Daily News (http://www.lanka.net)