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Atapattu-led SL leave for T20 World Cup

Photo Pradeep Dambarage

Sri Lanka Women, under Chamari Atapattu, left last night to Antigua, West Indies, to participate in the ICC Women’s World T20.

The tournament will begin on 9 November with the participation of 10 countries.

Sri Lanka are pooled with England, the defending champions Windies, Bangladesh and South Africa, in Group ‘A’.

Speaking to the media at the SSC media room before their departure on Wednesday, 31 Ocober (from left): SL Women’s Selecting Committee Chairperson Rasanjali De Alwis, Sri Lanka Captain Chamari Atapattu, Coach Harsha De Silva and Manager Varuna Waragoda

Groups:

Group ‘A’ – West Indies, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Group ‘B’ – Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Ireland

Sri Lanka will play two warm-up games, against New Zealand and Ireland, on 4 and 7 November respectively. Both matches are scheduled to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

Sri Lanka will play their first match of the tournament against England on 10 November. Sri Lanka will be playing all their four Group matches at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia.

Sri Lanka Women Squad:

Chamari Atapattu (Captain), Shashikala Siriwardena, Yashoda Mendis, Sripali Weerakkody, Hashini Perera, Rebecca Vandort, Dilani Manodara, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Nilakshi De Silva, Kaveesha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani and Inoshi Priyadharshani

SL Schedule:

10 November – England Women vs Sri Lanka Women at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia

12 November – South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia

14 November – Bangladesh Women vs Sri Lanka Women at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia

16 November – West Indies Women vs Sri Lanka Women at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia