Rohitha Rajapaksa, youngest son of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, is making his cricket debut today in his bid to participate in the upcoming domestic 50-overs tournament, Cricket Age exclusively learns.
Rohitha, a former rugby player, represented Army rugby team in past. According to sources, at the moment, Rohitha is playing a practice match at Surrey Village, Maggona for Kalutara town club.
“The club is organizing a practice match today to identify players for the upcoming 50 over tournament. He (Rohitha) is also playing in the practice match” a source told Cricket Age.
50 over tournament is scheduled to kick off on October 27. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Tournament Committee is hoping to finish off the tournament before the Lanka Premier League (LPL). It will be followed by the all-important National Super League with the participation of 5 teams – Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle and Jaffna. This will be the highest standard of domestic cricket in the country.
The players will be selected for the National Super League upon their performances in the Inter-Club competitions. The National Super League will be played as four-day first-class matches and 50-over matches in January, February and March.
The new structure was designed by the Tournament Committee of the Sri Lanka Cricket headed by Samantha Dodanwela in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee led by Aravinda De Silva.