Lanka Women Cricketers can win Gold at Asian Games, says Susanthika
Asian Games is the biggest sporting event in Asian region and this is a good opportunity for Sri Lankan athletes said Sri Lankan Olympic silver medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe’ before the departure of Sri Lanka women’s cricket team.
Susanthika Jayasinghe’ who is the women’s cricket Consultant of Sri Lanka Cricket further said this is like our mini Olympic Games while it’s value is very high. Our Sri Lanka women’s cricket team led by Chamari Athapaththu is very strong and their performance has been very good recently defeating Next Zealand in ODI series and a historic England T-20 series win in England. When they get victories they can go forward said Susanthika Jayasinghe the one and only Sri Lankan women’s Olympic medalist.
The women’s cricket team win depend on their luck, weather condition of the day and the cricketers’ talent with their knowledge and experience and all these reasons are very vital. Cricket is a different game from others while the women’s team got more victories recently with their dedication. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu is outstanding setting up more records while under her leadership we won historic T-20 series win in England.
I am so proud of this women’s team and they have good potential and they can put up a challenge against any team while their team spirit is very high said Susanthika who is giving good motivation to the Sri Lanka women’s team.
I very closely work with National women’s team and Sri Lanka women’s A team and development team and easy to work with them.
I am today not involved with Sri Lanka athletics but I am happy to say Sri Lanka Cricket getting my service and they know my value.
As a former National Athlete I have to be involved with women’s cricketers and Sri Lanka Cricket officials have good confidence in my work and I always appreciate SLC’s work added Susanthika and this is a good opportunity for which Sri Lanka women’s cricket team will take part as Asian women’s cricket runners up and I am sure they will reach next step to become champions to collect gold medal said Susanthika Jayasinghe the women’s cricket Consultant of SLC. Sri Lanka women’s cricket captain Chamari Athapaththu also said they have a well-balanced side to play the Asian Games T- 20 series and from runners up team year they hope to reach higher level.
We know we already beat New Zealand, England and especially beating England T-20 side in England gave a big boost to us and we are looking forward to doing well.
Playing on a Chinese wicket is a new experience but we want to get a gold medal to bring honour to the country said Skipper Chamari who also highly appreciates Susanthika Jayasinghe’s service as a motivator and that is a very important role for the team concluded Chamari.
Sri Lanka men’s team led by Sahan Arachchige will depart for China on 30th September while both the men’s team and women’s team will play T-20 tournament.
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