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2018
A TITLE ONLY FOR THE PERFORMING BEST
Sunday Observer: 08.04.2018

There has been a greater response for the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer contest as the final weeks of voting has begun with the completion of the first term inter-school matches. With only a couple of months to go for the grand finale, there has been heavy voting during the past few weeks and the contest, conducted under three divisions, should turn out to be a keenly contested tussle during its final lap. Voting coupons for the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest appear in the Daily News, Sunday Observer, Dinamina and Thinakaran.

APSARI PROMOTES WOMEN’S CRICKET THROUGH GIRLS’ BIG MATCHES :
2018
MEGA SHOW - THE STEPPING STONE SAYS HASHAN TILLAKARATNE
Sunday Observer: 01.04.2018

Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne, the high performance batting coach of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and his charming wife Apsari Singhabahu Tillakaratne who heads women’s cricket of the SLC, said the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest has been a source of encouragement and inspiration to young cricketers to progress beyond school level.

MEGA SHOW GETS JAYASURIYA BOUQUET:
2018
‘SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER TITLE INSPIRED ME TO GO PLACES’
Sunday Observer: 25.03.2018

Former Sri Lanka captain and ex-chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya said the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year title would take outstanding young players closer to the Sri Lanka ‘cap’.Commending the Sunday Observer for conducting the event for 40 long years, the explosive former Sri Lanka batsman said the mega title he won in 1988 as an emerging player from St. Servatius College, Matara was a great source of encouragement and inspiration.

COMMENDABLE JOB BY THE MEGA SHOW:
2018
SCHOOL CRICKET HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION - SLSCA PRESIDENT
Sunday Observer: 18.03.2018

President of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) , Oshara Panditharathna, who is also the Principal of Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya, said the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest has rendered a yeoman service from the days when there had not been an official inter-school Under-19 cricket tournament.

2018
PAST SRI LANKA CAPTAINS HAIL MEGA SHOW’S ROLE
Sunday Observer: 11.03.2018

Seven former Sri Lanka cricket captains, who had enjoyed exemplary careers at school level, have commended the exemplary role played by the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest during the past 40 years. They shared the common view that the Mega Show has made a priceless contribution to promote school cricket and recognize milestone achievements of schoolboy cricketers, even at a time there had not been any official inter-school tournaments.

2018
MOBITEL COMPLETES 11 YEARS AS MEGA SHOW TURNS 40!
Sunday Observer: 04.03.2018

 

Sri Lanka’s inter-school cricket structure is considered one of the best, if not the best and well-organised one in the world. Over the years, it has been the feeder pool to the national team. Many school cricket officials and youth coaches world over have hailed Sri Lanka’s well-knit school

2018
SCHOOLS ‘BIG MATCH’ SEASON SET TO BOLSTER SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER CONTEST
Sunday Observer: 25.02.2018

School cricket will be at its best with the key matches scheduled to be played during the coming weeks. At the same time, the race for the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year will reach its climax with the commencement of the traditional inter-school ‘Big Matches’ from this weekend.

OBSERVER-MOBITEL SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER OF THE YEAR IN 2013:
2018
KUSAL MENDIS IN ANOTHER MATCH-WINNING ROLE
Sunday Observer: 18.02.2018

Yet another former Observer Schoolboy Cricketer has made Sri Lanka proud with an explosive half century. When Bangladesh made a commanding 193 for 5 in 20 overs in Thursday’s first T20 International in Dhaka, it appeared to be a daunting task for Sri Lanka.But when Sri Lanka got that dream start they had been looking for, the visitors ultimately found it easy to reach the target with 20 balls to spare for the loss of only four wickets.

2018
PAST WINNERS CHANDIMAL, DICKWELLA, MENDIS IN CURRENT NATIONAL TEAM
Sunday Observer: 11.02.2018

Three former Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year main award winners during the past decade are making their presence felt with the current Sri Lanka national team. The trio - Dinesh Chandimal (2009), Niroshan Dickwella (2012) and Kusal Mendis (2013), who made it to the Sri Lanka team just months after their crowning glory, have become vital ingredients of the national team, cementing their places in next to no time.

2018
WHEN MURALITHARAN WON TOP AWARD IN 1991
Sunday Observer: 04.02.2018

The rich 40-year-old history of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest has given that much-needed inspiration and motivation to the country’s budding schoolboy cricketers to extend their playing careers beyond school level.There have been many outstanding players who aggregate over 1,000 runs or capture over 100 wickets during a season but only a few have taken such performances to the next level. Playing for a reputed club after ending their school careers and winning the Sri Lanka cap thereafter has been the dream of every schoolboy cricketer but only a handful would eventually fulfill that dream.

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