Sri Lanka national netball team

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Sri Lanka national netball team
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Region Asia
Home venue Sugathadasa Stadium
Capacity: 25,000
Head coach Hyacinth Wijesinghe
Manager Surangani Wijendra
Captain Kumarini Silva
Tharjini Sivalingam
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The Sri Lanka national netball team is the national netball team of Sri Lanka.

History[edit]

Netball was first played in Sri Lanka in 1921.[1] The first game was played by Ceylon Girl Guide Company at Kandy High School.[1] By 1952, Sri Lankan clubs were playing Indian club sides.[1] In 1956, Sri Lanka played its first international match against Australia's national team in Sri Lanka.[1] In 1972, the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was created.[1] In 1983, Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was dissolved by the government.[1]

England's record against Ceylon in international matches between 1949 and 1976 was one win.[2]

Sri Lanka took part in the 1960 netball meeting of Commonwealth countries to try to standardise the rules for the game.[3] This meeting took place in Sri Lanka.[3]

Sri Lanka competed in the 7th Asian Youth Netball Championship held in 2010 in India.[4]

As of 21 July 2012, the women's national team was ranked 23rd in the world.[5]

Competitive record[edit]

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England  ?
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia Did not participate
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica Did not participate
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand Did not participate
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Did not participate
1983 6th World Championships Singapore Did not participate
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland  ?
1991 8th World Championships Sydney  ?
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England  ?
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 12th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 18th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand Did not participate
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 14th
2015 14th World Championships Sydney N/A
Asian Netball Championship
Year Cup Location Placing
1985 1st Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 2.png 2nd place
1989 2nd Asian Championships Med 1.png Champions
1993 3rd Asian Championships Hong Kong  ?
1997 4th Asian Championships Singapore Med 1.png Champions
2001 5th Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka Med 1.png Champions
2005 6th Asian Championships Singapore  ?
2009 7th Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 1.png Champions
2012 8th Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka Med 2.png 2nd place
Nations Cup
Year Cup Location Placing
2006 4 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate
2007 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2008 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2009 6 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate
2010 6 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Twelve players were selected for the 2011 World Championships.[6] The squad included two co-captains.

Sri Lanka national netball team
Player name Positions Height (cm)
Sanduni Bollegala WA 172CM
Viraji Chamari GK 172CM
W.M.N.M. Dhammika WD 172CM
Shalika Erangani GA 187CM
Mareesha Fernando C 175CM
Chathurangi Jayasuriya GD 180CM
Priscilla Koch WD 170CM
Iresha Koralagodage GA 172CM
Gayathri Lankathilaka C 170CM
Sashika Samarasinghe GA 178CM
Kumarini Silva (co-captain) GK 174CM
Tharjini Sivalingam (co-captain) GS 206CM

Coaching staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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