May 10, 2017

Maiden Provincial Centre of Excellence opens in Kandy (pics)

The Provincial Centre Of Excellence – Kandy, the first of four such centres was declared open by the sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and the SLC president - Thilanga Sumathipala.

The newly installed floodlights for the side wickets together with the indoor facility marks the completion of the first phase of SLC’s ambitious plans to establish four Provincial Centres of Excellence across the Nation to cater to Cricket from the grass root levels onward.

The four centres have been identified as Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium), Galle (Galle International Cricket Stadium), Dambulla (Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium) and Kandy (Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium), and will function as the catalyst for all training and development activities across the districts that will be administered under each of the said Provinces.

Plans are underway to develop each of the stadiums to meet high performance needs with state-of-the-art facilities such as floodlit side-wickets, top-range indoor nets with IT connectivity, swimming pools, recovery and rehabilitation centres, residential facilities and more.

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