Post Pandemic efforts and the creative energy of the Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club

2022-09-06 12_19_44-WindowThe Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club (GESLCC) season-end match was played on Saturday 3 September at Bout du Monde and was concluded as a great success. This year the match GESLCC team Vs. old Boys 15-over game was won by the GESLCC team by 21 runs. The trophy “SiriSiri” was sponsored by Mr Sriwardana and Mrs Induni Siriwardana.  They were invited to the stage to give prizes to the Captain of the winning team, Zarook, and to the Runners-up captain, Janaka while the Man of the Match was Anotjeev. The presentation was conducted by Mr. Shan Mahendran, a senior member of the Club who paid a minute of silence in memory of those members who have passed away. After the ceremony, The Club management invited all the participants and guests to the reception with Sri Lankan food specialties plus entertainment for the team in the evening with the Live Asia Cup match on the wide-screen (Sri Lanka Vs. Afghanistan). The weather was in our favor and the guests and the team members equally enjoyed the afternoon.  The GESLCC management thanked everyone for their genuine participation and support during the season and expressed interest in seeing them again in the 2023 season.

GESLCC resumed cricket activities in 2022 after two years (2020-2021) of interruption due to the pandemic. It was quite a task to bring back the team and prepare them for competition games given the long break. During this period, a few senior members did not commit to playing in the team, and therefore, the Club Management had to sort into different solutions to establish a new team. Because of this, the Club Management has decided to promote the juniors, and this resulted in great success. Overall, there were eighteen young players were regularly participating in matches and in training which resulted in strengthening the team.

The club management achieved its primary goals with the support of the senior players, namely  Zarook Samsudeen – Selvarasa Majuran, SatheesKumar Thiyagarajah , Arunjeev Arunthavaraja , and Moses Zakir whose Fidelity and loyalty to the club have guided the new players to a successful end.

In the year 2022 the young amateurs have played a total of 12 competitions (Six T20 & six CSNL 40 overs) organized by Cricket Switzerland. Some of them also participated in the Porto annual weekend-friendly cricket games.

Overall, the club management was fully satisfied with the results obtained during the 2022 season. GESLCC is looking forward to introducing team strengthening by helping them to organize teams and their internal dynamics and by introducing cricket coaching camps to improve their skills.

The GESLCC management would like to sincerely thank the Players who committed to offering various other tasks along with cricket activities within the club. Special thanks to Zarook, Majuran, Sathees , and Arunjeev for sharing the captaincy and undertaking the important responsibility.

Also, our sincere appreciation and thanks to those who genuinely committed to the club activities in various ways under the difficult circumstances in 2022.

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