Sri Lanka Cricket on 20th February opened a ‘Cricket Museum’ displaying its rich history to the world. The museum housed at the SLC Headquarters has in display some of the most significant cricketing ‘Moments’ and ‘Turning Points’ of Sri Lanka’s epic cricketing journey.
It was declared opened by the Minister of Sports, Honorable Harin Fernando; while SLC’s Competent Authority Mr. Chulananda Perera, CEO, Mr. Ashley De Silva and Chief Operations Officer Mr. Jerome Jayaratne was present during the occasion.
Sri Lanka’s ODI and T20 Captain Mr. Lasith Malinga also took part in the opening ceremony. Among the invitees were Sponsors of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Museum has dedicated sections focusing on Sri Lanka’s Test Cricket; One Day and T20I Cricket and also it’s Pre-Test Era.
Sections are also dedicated to display some of the glorious moments of the nation’s cricketing history, such as the 1996 World Cup campaign; 2014 T20 World Cup campaign and also the country’s stupendous record in ‘Asia Cup Tournaments’.
A ‘Hall of Fame’ which displays the names of Sri Lanka’s test players and past and present captains of all formats is also taking a center stage at this museum.
The museum will be opened for public viewing daily from 09.00 am to 05.00 p.m.; while school children will be given free entrance, a move aimed at inspiring a new generation of kids to learn and follow the game of cricket.