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Sri Lanka wins Asian Netball Championship

Sri Lanka claimed their sixth gold medal at the Asian Netball Championships, winning the latest edition against the hosts Singapore, while also booking their spot at the 2023 Netball World Cup.

Defending their title from 2018 - after the 2020 competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic - Sri Lanka delivered against the four-time winners, with the score finishing 63-53.

It came after a slow start for the victors, who trailed Singapore after the first quarter, before pulling in front for the remainder of the game.

Both teams secured their places at the World Cup in Australia after making the final.

Well deserved victory amidst challenges faced under a crisis at home - President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated the unbeaten Sri Lankan Netball team that won the Asian Netball Championship 2022 by defeating the Singaporean team.

The President in his congratulatory message stated that this deserved victory could be achieved by the Sri Lankan Netball team due to the team and its leader's dedication and team spirit despite the challenges levelled by the difficulties under the crisis situation in the country.

He said further that the perseverance made by the netball team to attract the attention of all netball fans including those of the international sphere set an example to all the sportsmen and sportswomen.

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