Ex-Sri Lanka cricket star tips Malawi


Former Sri Lanka cricket star, Romesh Kaluwitharana, says Malawi has talented cricket players that can make it big on the international scene if well nurtured.

Kaluwitharana, who steered Sri Lanka Cricket National Team to 1996 World Cup Cricket glory, made the remarks after gracing the Sri-Lankan Cricket Community Fiesta at Country Club on Sunday.

The competition attracted nine teams and OG Lions emerged champions after beating Rab Super Kings.


“I am really excited that I visited this side. Malawi is a beautiful country. The organisation of the cricket fiesta was also massive. If they continue like this, the game will grow from strength-to-strength,” Kaluwitharana said.

“I have been to some Africa countries, including Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. I see a lot of talent and energy here. If the players can stick to the basics and develop their game further by taking part in competitive local and international tournaments, I am sure Malawi will develop,” Kaluwitharana said.

Standard Bank Head of Marketing and Communication, Thoko Unyolo, said the bank acknowledges the role that sports plays in the development of the country, hence supporting Kaluwitharana’s visit.


“Most cricketers are our customers, while others would like to come and enjoy the excellent services we offer. Our partnership with the Sri Lanka Cricket Community is as a result of our deep understanding of the impact and contribution that Sri Lanka and its cricketers make to the world of cricket,” she said.

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