U-19 World Cup : Sangakkara speaks to Sri Lanka U-19 cricketers
Source : newswire
Sri Lanka cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara spoke to the Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team which will leave for South Africa to participate in the Under-19 World Cup.
During a nearly one-hour meeting, Kumar Sangakkara and Sri Lanka Cricket consultant Sanath Jayasuriya shared their experiences and also motivated the young cricketers, building up their confidence before they depart for the cricket tournament.
The Sri Lanka Under-19 team will leave for South Africa, next week to participate in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January to February.
It is reported that either Sri Lanka Cricket consultants Sanath Jayasuriya or Mahela Jayawardena will travel along with the team as a mentor.
Initially, the Under-19 Cricket World Cup was set to be hosted by Sri Lanka. It was, however, moved to South Africa following the ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Sri Lanka Under-19 team also recently suffered humiliating defeats at the Under-19 Asia Cup tournament held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), failing to qualify for the Asia Cup. (NewsWire)