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    SLC launches soft skills development programme for players

    May 20, 2015

    Sri Lanka Cricket has launched a year-long soft skills development programme for players of all age groups. The program aims to cover a wide range of activities to help players enhance life skills.

    The SLC has identified 11 key areas - general english, presentation skills development, sports psychology, social etiquette, personal grooming, basic IT skills, leadership training, finance, investment management, cricket history and spirit of the game based on in-depth research about the knowledge gaps between team members. Yoga was also incorporated as one of the modules.

     

    The SLC has also planned to conduct a similar program for the wives of players which will include nutrition, stress management and performance life cycle, in line with the program conducted by Cricket Australia.

     

    As the pilot project of this program, SLC commenced the social etiquette module at Max Academy with the national team. This module which is conducted by Ms Dila Hettiarachchi, a expert in this area with years of experience in corporate training. Similarly, SLC hopes to make use of the best resource personnel in respective areas for this program.

     

    Speaking on the occasion of the commencement of this program, Chairman of SLC Sidath Wettimuni, outlined the objective of the exercise as a genuine effort to transform our Cricketers to be true ambassadors of the country thus upholding the dignity of our proud nation.

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