All is not lost for Sri Lanka youth cricketers – Coach Gunawardene

Sri Lanka were beaten comprehensively by 9 wickets as India grabbed the Under-19 Asia Cup for the seventh occasion in Dubai on Friday, but Head Coach Avishka Gunawardene believes it’s not at all the end of the road for the Lankan youth side.

After having won all games in the concluded regional cricket competition among youth teams, Sri Lanka lost total grip of the crucial final game only to be defeated by an Indian side for the fifth time. Sri Lanka had reached the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup in 1989, 2003, 2016, 2018 and lastly on the final day of 2021, and at all the meetings were against India, who emerged eventual winners.

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