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    Sir Garfield Sobers arrives in Sri Lanka

    October 21, 2015

    Legendary cricketer, Sir Garfield (Gary) Sobers, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday. Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Vice President Kushil Gunasekara, Secretary Prakash Schaffter, CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus warmly welcomed Sir Garfield Sobers at the Taj Samudra.

    As the ongoing Sri Lanka and West Indies series has been named after Sir Sobers and former Sri Lankan Cricketer Michael Tissera, Sobers' is in Sri Lanka to witness the up coming 2nd Test Match against the visiting West Indies.where a trophy to honour Sobers along with the island's ex-captain Michael Tissera will be awarded to the winners.

     

    When Sobers toured Sri Lanka in 1967, he scored a brilliant century(115) in a Windies total of 549 for 8 declared in the Unofficial test at the Colombo Oval along with Basil Butcher(152) and Clive Lloyd (138).

     

    Soon after Sri Lanka gained test status in 1981, he was invited to coach the Sri Lanka National team and one of his products, Arjuna Ranatunga went on to represent the country as an 18 year old in the inaugural test against England at the P. Sara Oval in February 1982 in which he scored 54 runs.

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