Cricket and Netball Asian Champs to be paraded from BIA to Colombo

The national cricket and netball team who defeated the odds to be crowned kings and queens of Asia will be welcomed for a rousing reception organised by the Ministry of Sports, Sri Lanka Cricket, the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka and official sponsor of the National Cricket and Netball teams, Dialog Axiata PLC.

The players will be paraded on a motorcade in two open top double decker buses from the Katunayake Airport along the Colombo – Negombo road to reach the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Head Office, Maitland Place, Colombo 07 and the Netball Federation Headquarters at Sports Ministry Complex at Torrington Square, Colombo 07. The motorcade is expected to leave Bandaranaike International Airport at 6.30am and will reach Colombo approximately at 9am.

The route of the motorcade is as follows.

Leaves BIA on Colombo – Negombo Road to Peliyagoda Junction – Maradana Junction – Elphinstone Junction – Darley Road – Union Place – Alexandra Road – Independence Avenue – Torrington Square (Netball Fed) – Maitland Place (SLC).

The National Cricket team made history by securing their 6th Asian title by beating Pakistan in the final played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE, while the Netball team also secured its 6th Asian title by beating Singapore 63 – 53, in Singapore at the grand finale.

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the National Cricket and Netball teams.

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