Players must not be tagged to one format – Avishka Gunawardane

“It’s difficult to compare eras because I played school cricket 25 years ago. All what I see is, there are about 400 to 500 schools playing cricket and 35 schools play Division 1. The quantity of players has grown but the quality has decreased. We need to get the quality back by bringing down the number of schools playing Division 1 and 2. Because quality is important, not only in school cricket but also in domestic cricket.”

Due to his consistent performances in the school cricket arena, he was picked by the Nondescript Cricket Club in 1996. He recalled the challenges that he had to go through to get a chance to play for the NCC.

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