Sep 09, 2018

Sri Lanka bags Asian Netball Championship

Sri Lanka beat Singapore by 69-50 to become the champions at the 11th Asian Netball Championship today (09).
This is the fifth time Sri Lanka won the championship and is the only country to do so.

"I'm so proud of my team now and I'm very happy," said a jubilant Sri Lankan captain Chaturangi Jayasooriya after the game as her team-mates waved back joyously and blew air kisses.

"Without all of you, I would not be able to achieve this goal (as captain). I would like to thank our coaches as well, and of course the Sri Lankan fans here today."

As the top two teams, Singapore and Sri Lanka have automatically qualified for the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.