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Sri Lanka Schools under-15 cricket team left for Malaysia on Saturday to participate in the International Under-15 Cricket Challenge for "Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy”.

Sri Lanka, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and hosts Malaysia (six countries) will participate in this tournament. Sri Lanka schools under-15 team emerged champions last year.

Sri Lanka schools Under 15 team will be led by Nipun Dhananjaya from St. Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa and Kamesh Nirmal from Ananda College will be his deputy.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sponsors this tour.
Tournament will start on April 5.
Schedule:
5th April - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh at Kinrara Oval
6th April - Sri Lanka vs Malaysia at Bayuemas Oval
7th April - Sri Lanka vs India at Kinrara Oval
9th April – Sri Lanka vs South Africa at Kelab Aman
10th April – Sri Lanka vs Thailand at Kelab Aman
11th April – 5th vs 6th play off at Kinrara Oval
3rd vs 4th play off at Kelab Aman
12th April – Final at Bayuemas Oval
Squad:
Sri Lanka Schools Under 15: Nipun Dhananjaya (St. Joseph Vaz Wennappuwa), Kamesh Nirmal (Ananda), L.M. Dilum Sudeera (Karandeniya Central), Nipun Malinga (Vidyaloka Galle), Ranmith Jayasena (St. Peter's), Kamil Mishara (Mahanama College Panadura), Pethum Madushanka (Devapathiraja Rathgama), Pramujitha Panditharathne (St. Anthony's Kandy), Sisitha Madanayake (Bandaranayake College Gampaha), Thaveesha Abishek (Richmond Galle), Roshen Fernando (Maris Stella Negombo), Tithira Weerasinghe (Thurstan), Gihan Achintha (Royal Monaragala), Inshaka Madhuvinda (Kalutara Vidyalaya)
Officials: A. Jayatissa (Chief de Mission – Principal) Senarath Paranavithana (MV Udugampola), Mahinda Uduwerella (Manager – Maliyadeva), Viraj Chaminda (coach-Dharmasoka Ambalangoda), L.C. Perera (asst. coach – Bandarnayake MMV Veyangoda)  (KN)
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