Former Sri Lankan Skipper Aravinda De Silva is in Jaffna’s St. John’s College.
The Aravinda de Silva Sports Foundation travels the island nation looking for talent in what’s known as ‘The Pathway Programme’
In his column for the Sunday Leader De Silva speaks of his admirable programme which gives rural youth the opportunity to play cricket at the highest level.
I am writing this column from Jaffna. From St.Johns’ College cricket grounds to be exact. I am here to search for talent through the Aravinda de Silva Sports Foundation.
The programme is to identify and nurse talent for 15 and over and under 18 year players for the future. Coca Cola of India is sponsoring this programme and we were assisted by the Peace Secretariat. We call it the "pathway programme" and I intend unearthing talent to represent Sri Lanka in the future. This weekend is going to be exciting stuff and I am looking eagerly to the 70 players identified to show their wares. – Aravinda