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2020
Final countdown as the curtain awaits the standing list of nominees
Sunday Observer: 20.09.2020

The 42nd Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer 2020 selections were finalised on Friday with the Panel of Judges headed by Ashantha de Mel former Sri Lanka cricketer and National Selection Committee Chairman. The Panel consisted of representatives from the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association and Sri Lanka Umpires Association which went through a strenuous task in selecting the nominees for various categories based on performances in three Divisions during the past season.

2020
While others fall we stand for all
Sunday Observer: 20.09.2020
Former Sri Lanka paceman and Chairman of national selectors Ashantha de Mel was the head of the selection committee which picked the winners of the Observer-Mobitel contest along with the SLSCA and Umpire Association

The long-awaited 42nd Observer -Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year contests have been fixed to be held in mid-November, no sooner the GCE Advanced Level examination is over. The Mega Show has been planned to be held at the BMICH. Schoolboy and schoolgirl cricketers who will carry away the top awards were picked last Friday by officials of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and Cricket Umpires Association at a meeting at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The distinguished panel was chaired by Ashantha de Mel, the chairman of the National Selection Committee.

2020
Boys and girls the wait is over!
Sunday Observer: 13.09.2020
Magical voices of Clifford Richards and Sonali Perera have always added that extra spice to the Mega Show after the late Laddie Hettiarachchi dominated in the early stages

Friday (18) will be a red letter day for schoolboy and schoolgirl cricketers as the officials of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and Cricket Umpires Association will meet at Galadari Hotel, Colombo to pick the final winners of the 42nd Observer -Mobitel Schools Cricket show.

2020
World Cup 1996 over-flowed with winners
Sunday Observer: 06.09.2020
Kumar Sangakkara became the best batsman in 1996

The organizers of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Cricketers of the Year have finalized the grand selection panel meeting for 2020 to be held within the next fortnight in Colombo. It will be held under the patronage of the top officials of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and the Umpires Association. The SLSCA delegation will be led by its energetic President Thilak Waththuhewa, Principal of Nalanda.

2020
Another winner shows his class
Sunday Observer: 30.08.2020
Dinesh Chandimal hits career-best unbeaten 354

Yet another former Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year created history in Sri Lanka’s domestic Premier league as the 42nd Observer-Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year is set to unveil next month. Former Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, who emerged the Obsever-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2009, was at his best last Wednesday, cracking an unbeaten 354 for Army Sports Club in their Premier League Tier ‘A’ match against Saracens SC at Katunayake. Chandimal’s marathon innings included nine hits over the rope and another 33 power-packed boundaries in a 391-ball innings.

2020
Dream draws nearer for the big day
Sunday Observer: 23.08.2020
Roshan Mahanama

The heat is on for the 42nd Observer-Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year as the Mega Show’s selection meeting is expected to be held by the end of next month. The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA), the Umpires Association, along with the organizers, the Sunday Observer and the sponsors Sri Lanka Mobitel will meet next month to decide the winner of the grand prize winners and the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Cricketers of the Year award winners.

2020
Who will be the champ of champions?
Sunday Observer: 16.08.2020
Ranatunga family - (from left) son Dhyan, daughter-in-law Denushka, wife Samadara, Arjuna and daughter Thiyangie

The good news for schoolboy cricketers and cricket fans is that the eagerly awaited selections of the 42nd Observer-Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year has been pencilled to be held before mid next month. The organisors, the Sunday Observer and the sponsors Sri Lanka Mobitel will soon decide the venue and other details at the grand selection committee meeting attended by the officials of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and the umpires association together with statistical date provider batsman.lk which is playing a big role under its CEO Kumara Gamhewage.

2020
Brighter look for looming awards show
Sunday Observer: 09.08.2020
Ranjan Madugalle

The Covid-19 impact on Sri Lanka has been greatly reduced, though the threat posed by the pandemic is still alive. Though the global threat continues, the situation here has improved greatly and the general election was also conducted in keeping with the health guidelines to the maximum.

2020
Unmatched Murali cricket’s all-time prototype
Sunday Observer: 02.08.2020
Flashback: Muttiaih Muralidaran of St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota receiving the glittering Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Trophy 1991 title from the chief guest, the late Minister of Housing Sirisena Cooray while the then Chief Editor of the Sunday Observer Mahindapala looks on

None thought or expected some three decades ago that a schoolboy cricketer excelling at that time would eventually end up as the world’s highest wicket taker in Test cricket. He was none other than the off-spinning and Doosra-bowling spin wizard Muttiah Muralidaran.

2020
Where is the prodigy Boyagoda?
Sunday Observer: 26.07.2020
Hasitha Boyagoda

The 40th Observer School Cricketers of the Year show held two years ago was certainly a big occasion for Trinity College, Kandy – not because it produced a champion cricketer but also the personality who gave away the top award to the winner was also a world-renowned figure who had his primary education at the hill capital school.

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