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2019
Dream nears for best schoolboy players
Sunday Observer: 28.04.2019
Chinthana Jayasinghe, first cricketer from Dharmapala to become the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

What excitement and enthusiasm is generated when the ‘Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year’ show draws near. The 41st MEGA SHOW, the mother of all shows conducted by the ‘Sunday Observer’ and sponsored by Mobitel will be held soon. With a few more weeks to go for this long awaited show, we continue to take a close look at past winners. Last week we discussed how Thilan Samaraweera was deprived of what would have been a record third win, something which no other school cricketer has achieved so far.

2019
The forgotten Nimesh
Sunday Observer: 21.04.2019

The excitement of school cricket will reach its climax when the country’s top schoolboy cricketers will be rewarded for their efforts after a strenuous 2018-19 season. That’s when the 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year gala awards night will be held at a posh venue in Colombo shortly. School cricket’s premier and the first inter-school awards show will be sponsored by the country’s national mobile communication provider SLT Mobitel, under its dynamic CEO Nalin Perera.

2019
Down memory lane with the best
Sunday Observer: 14.04.2019

It is interesting to go down memory lane and find out what some of the Sri Lanka cricketers of yesteryear feel about the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest. ICC Chief Match Referee and former Sri Lanka captain Ranjan Madugalle said the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited and Sunday Observer should be complimented for keeping the show going for all these years. “Sponsors are essential. May the show continue for many years” he said.

2019
Naveed tantalized before fading away
Sunday Observer: 07.04.2019
Naweed Nawaz

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Naweed Nawaz, who won the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year mega title in 1993, was the first and only cricketer from D.S. Senanayake College to achieve that honour.

2019
Reflections of destiny and ecstasy
Sunday Observer: 31.03.2019
Ranjan Madugalle

The 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest’s most popular segment is in its final stages with heavy voting for the leading contestants. When the resounding success story of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is talked about, one cannot forget the humble beginnings it had.

2019
Coaches should not win at any cost - Sanjeewa Ranatunga
Sunday Observer: 24.03.2019

Former Sri Lanka batsman and present Ananda College coach Sanjeeva Ranatunga said that everyone must keep in mind that it’s not winning or losing that matters but how one played the game.

2019
The Observer -Mobitel School Cricketer 2019 : Vote today!
Sunday Observer: 17.03.2019

Vote now for the most popular Schoolboy or Schoolgirl cricketer in the 41st Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year contest. Coupons in the S-Observer, daily News, Dinamina, Thinakaran and Tharuni papers. Win exciting gifts every week.

2019
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara: The talent that went waste
Sunday Observer: 17.03.2019
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara

Former Sri Lanka, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club and Ananda College all-rounder, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara had been one of the most prominent schoolboy cricketers to have emerged through the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer contest. Ever since the launch of the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest in 1978, the Mega Show has turned out to be the most looked forward to event by school cricketers. The event is sponsored by SLT Mobitel which has been providing its financial support for the past 12 years.

2019
Jurangpathy: Enticed, cold-shouldered and discarded
Sunday Observer: 10.03.2019
Roshan Jurangpathy

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of Year contest has picked some of the top cricketers over its four decades of rich history and existence. Ranjan Madugalle is the proud first ever winner of this prestigious award in 1978/ 1979 when he was captaining Royal College. Since then, it took eight years to pick another distinguished schoolboy cricketer from the Reid Avenue school.

2019
Samaraweera: The Mr. Cricket of Sri Lanka
Sunday Observer: 03.03.2019
Thilan Samaraweera

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year has always been the prime target of many schoolboy cricketers. Winning such a mega event would definitely change the destiny of a deserving personality. This year’s Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is going great guns with the all-important first team matches reaching its peak with the annual big matches also being played.

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