Susantha Boteju once again proved his dominance in cue sport by winning the 59th National Snooker Championship which concluded at the Sugathadasa Stadium Hotel recently.
Boteju, who was the reigning National Champion qualified for the final by defeating H.S.M. Aslam 6-4 frames in the first semi final while Munsi beat M.J. Anjelo Cronge 6-4 frames in the other semi final to book his berth in the final.
The final stage of the championship lined up 32 National level cueists, including eight new entries who qualified after the all-island tournament. Altogether 29 players, who cleared the district level stage took part in the all-island competition representing Colombo (17), Kandy (8) and Galle (4) Districts.
The championship was conducted by the Billiards and Snooker Association of Sri Lanka (BSASL) and was sponsored by the Sumathi Group of Companies for the 12th consecutive year. According to the BSASL the number of participants in the district level was impressive this year.
Is it a good move to appoint one captain for all formats in cricket?
"I'm very disappointed that a national captain, within a few months of retirement, has been retained by another team at a World Cup," Sumathipala had said on Friday. "You could go to a club, a province, an IPL kind of team, or a county. But this is a World Cup. You can't have a player who has just left your country's team joining a competitive nation.- Thilanga Sumathipala
Good point,nice to see atleast now SL board is thinking and worrying about tactical information providing,but sad thing is Sumathipala only worry about england and Mahela,why can't he see Dilshan, Malinga...etc players who dedicated their life on IPL,cause who knows they also can share our tactical information to india,also since this IPL devil has started then Srilanka have been defeating to India continually...think about that the only T20 they played with youngers and without any IPL SL players then they won the match against India...Chandimal has refused to join IPL so he is the only trusted captain and we proud about him... Nilanka Mendis to Cricinfo
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