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Imoksha Bashini an outstanding athlete and cricketer

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Wadduwa Central College Girls under 19 Cricket team 2020. Imoksha Bashini squatting in front third from right. (Picture by Dilwin Mendis Moratuwa Sports Special Correspondent)

Cricketer, Athlete, Provincial Cricket Colours holder, Right hand middle order batswoman and wicket keeper and Member of the Sri Lanka under 21 Girls Cricket Development Squad Hettithanthrige Imoksha Bashini has brought honour and glory to her alma mater Wadduwa Central College with her deeds in the field of sports.

Imoksha Bashini

Imoksha was born on 1st February 2003 and admitted to Wadduwa Central in 2009 and she did not take part in sports from grade one to five and in 2014 she participated in the school Inter House Sports Meet in the under eleven age group and came first in 50 metres and second in 100 metres and in the following year at the under 13 category she won the 50 and 100 metres but did not participate at the Provincial Meet and gave up Athletics.

Then in 2017 her Parents Sumith Priyantha and K.Lalini noticing that their daughters forte is cricket handed over her to the school Cricket Coach Danushka Perera and in the same year itself she was selected to the school under 19 cricket team as a reserve wicket keeper and right arm off spin bowler and played in the Singer Tournament and her school reached the Quarter Finals. Then in 2018 they played in five matches and she played for the Big Match against Mahanama College Panadura and in the following year they participated in Six Matches in the All Island Tournament and played a Big Match versus Marapola Vidyalaya Minuwangoda and in the same year they played in the All Island Tournament and they were the Runners up. Her last year was in 2020 and in that year they played five matches in the Singer Tournament and they were the Runners Up and she claimed 15 victims behind the stumps and she received Provincial Cricket colours. Her other teachers were Mrs.Gayathri and Mrs.Pavithra and presently she is a Member of the Sri Lanka under 21 Development Squad and the Coaching is done by former Sri Lanka Test Cricketer HashanTillakaratne.

Monday, January 17, 2022 – 01:00

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