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Sri Lanka Cricket further enhances its relationship with Japan Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket

30th April 2024

Media Release

The President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Mr. Shammi Silva, accompanied by Acting Secretary Mr. Chryshantha Kapuwatte, enhanced Sri Lanka Cricket’s existing ties with the Japan Cricket Association during a visit to Japan.

During the visit, which took place following an invitation made by the Japan Cricket Association, both the President and Acting. Secretary met with the key stakeholders and support groups in Japan’s cricket fraternity.

The duo held discussions with the CEO of the Japan Cricket Association, Naoki Alex Miyaji, and assured Sri Lanka’s continuous support for popularizing and enhancing cricket in Japan, a nation traditionally enthralled by baseball.

The meetings took place at the Sano International Cricket Grounds in Tochigi in the presence of the honorable mayor of Sano City, Excellency Yutaka Kaneko, who thanked Sri Lanka Cricket for its commitment to Japanese cricket.

The SLC President and the Actg. Secretary also met the Parliamentarian League for Cricket Promotion of Japan in Tokyo, which comprises luminaries such as Secretary General Motegi Toshimitsu, MP Kajiyama Hiroshi, and MP Inoue Shinji.

The Deputy Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka His Excellency Katsuki Kotaro and Goodwill Ambassador of the Japan Cricket Association, Priyantha Kariyapperuma, were also present at the meetings.

Japanese authorities lauded Sri Lanka’s gracious hospitality and generous support in nurturing cricket’s roots in Japan.

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