Former Sri Lanka cricketer Jayantha Seneviratne who turned out to be Nalanda College cricket coach for nearly two decades, believed that the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year contest is no doubt a big boost and a stepping stone for future cricketers.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest is a show of a life time for young aspiring cricketers who are hoping to pursue with the game and to represent the country.
School Cricket Divisions I,II & III approved by the Ministry of Education for Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association is renamed Platinum for Division I, Gold for Division II and Silver for Division III. All schools falling under the respective divisions are informed to take note of this renaming.
OBSERVER-MOBITEL AWARDS: The 36th Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Contest and the seventh sponsored by Mobitel was launched last Friday with the Sri Lanka Telecom/Mobitel Senior Deputy General Manager Nalin Perera handing over the sponsorship package to the Chairman of The Associated Newspapers Ceylon Ltd., Bandula Padmakumara flanked by Director Editorial Seelaratne Senerath and Director Legal Rasanga Harischandra.
Voting for the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2014 begins today under three categories – Platinum, Gold and Silver for the Under-19 Division 1, 11 and 111 schools. The 36th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest is organised by Sri Lanka’s flagship English newspaper with the largest circulation – the Sunday Observer.
OBSERVER-MOBITEL CONTEST...... The ever popular Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2014 contest is back again. The voting for the 36th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2014 competition will begin from next Sunday (26 January) with coupons appearing in the Sunday Observer, Daily News, Dinamina and Thinakaran as last year in three segments namely Platinum,Gold and Silver. School cricket is conducted in three divisions,namely division 1,2 and 3. In division one there are 36 schools, in division two there are 33 schools and in division 3 the highest number of schools (151) covering almost all parts of the country.
Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman of selection committee of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and the newly appointed Deputy Minister of Postal Services, had a ministerial look about him when in the national language he advised the youngsters present at the awards ceremony of the Sunday Observer – Mobitel Cricket Awards to take the game of cricket seriously as it will bring rich rewards.
Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year 2013 competition has caught up with interest with many cricketers in and around Moratuwa hitting the top. The name Mendis creates a lot of curiosity among the cricket crazy fraternity in the country. Yet another Mendis will be added to the cricketing clan from Moratuwa as The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year Kusal Mendis who won the coveted award on Friday became only the second Cambrian to take away the award, with Sahan Wijeratne judged as the winner in 2002.