Sri Lanka national netball team

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Sri Lanka
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Association Netball Federation of Sri Lanka
Confederation Netball Asia
Head coach Deepthi Alwis
Captain Semini Alwis
INF ranking 27
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Primary
Primary
Primary
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Secondary
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Secondary
World Championships
Appearances 9 (Debuted in 1963)
2015 placing 16th
Best result 9th (1963)
Commonwealth Games
Appearances 2 (Debuted in 1998)
Best result 10th (2002)

The Sri Lanka national netball team is the national netball team of Sri Lanka. The team is coached by Deepthi Alwis and captained by Semini Alwis. As of 1 July 2016, Sri Lanka are ranked 27th in the world.[1]

History[edit]

Netball was first played in Sri Lanka in 1921.[2] The first game was played by Ceylon Girl Guide Company at Kandy High School.[2] By 1952, Sri Lankan clubs were playing Indian club sides.[2] In 1956, Sri Lanka played its first international match against Australia's national team in Sri Lanka.[2] In 1972, the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was created.[2] In 1983, Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was dissolved by the government.[2] England's record against Ceylon in international matches between 1949 and 1976 was one win.[3]

Sri Lanka took part in the 1960 netball meeting of Commonwealth countries to try to standardise the rules for the game.[4] This meeting took place in Sri Lanka.[4]

Sri Lanka competed in the 7th Asian Youth Netball Championship held in 2010 in India.[5] The Beach Netball Championship 2012 for Men and Women was held at the Beach of Catamaran Beach Hotel, Negombo. Teams from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Maldives participated in this tournament. The Sri Lanka women’s team emerged champions in this section beating the Maldivian team by 19 goals to 10.[6]

Competitive record[edit]

Netball World Cup
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 9th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia DNP
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica DNP
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand DNP
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago DNP
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 14th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 16th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 15th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 19th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 21st
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 18th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand DNQ
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 14th
2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia 16th
Asian Netball Championship
Year Cup Location Placing
1985 1st Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 2.png 2nd place
1989 2nd Asian Championships New Delhi, India Med 1.png Champions
1993 3rd Asian Championships Hong Kong Med 3.png 3rd place
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 Med 3.png 3rd place
2009 7th Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 1.png Champions
2012 8th Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka Med 2.png 2nd place
2014 9th Asian Championships Singapore Med 2.png 2nd place
Nations Cup
Year Cup Location Placing
2006 4 Nations Cup Singapore DNP
2007 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2008 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2009 6 Nations Cup Singapore DNP
2010 6 Nations Cup Singapore DNP
2011 6 Nations Cup Singapore 5th
2012 6 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2013 6 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2014 6 Nations Cup Singapore DNP
2015 5 Nations Cup Singapore DNP

[7]

Players[edit]

2015 Sri Lanka Netball World Cup Team[edit]

Sri Lanka national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Deepika Abeykoon
  • Darshika Abeywickrama
  • Thishala Algama
  • Semini Alwis (c)
  • Gayanjali Amarawansa
  • Gayani Dissanayake
  • Sureka Kumari Gamage
  • Chanthurangi Jayasooriya
  • Hasitha Mendis
  • Niroshini Paiva
  • Viraji Pethigoda
  • Thilini Waththegedara
  • Head coach: Deepthi Alwis

See also[edit]

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