When Murali set the course

Flashback 30 years ago: Muttiah Muralidaran of St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota receiving the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 1991 title from then Housing and Construction Minister, the late B. Sirisena Cooray watched by then Editor-in-Chief of Sunday Observer H.L.D. Mahindapala

A big focus on school cricket would naturally come as all schools in Sri Lanka will reopen from tomorrow. Although the schools in all other provinces had already started, schools in the Western Province were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But with the schools in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts finally starting from tomorrow, sports activities too will get a big boost. This will pave way for a larger interest on school cricket. Especially with the new inter-school season on after a lapse of one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be tremendous interest for the game.

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Sunday Observer: 28.03.2021