Island Cricket

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sri Lankan cricketers arrive leaving trophy in Canada

The Nation reports that the Al Barakah trophy was left behind in Toronto due to it's size. The Greater Toronto Airport Authority would not allow the Trophy on board due to it's size and weight.

“We were forced to leave behind the Cup and along with it the replicas of the cup which all the team members received. They will be sent to us by the Sri Lanka consular general in Canada Bandula Jayasekera who undertook the responsibility,” said Ranatunga.

According to Ranatunga the Canada Cup which Sri Lanka won for emerging champions of the four-nation T20 tournament held in Toronto was about five feet in height and weighed over 20 kilos.

“One person couldn’t comfortably carry that trophy,” said Ranatunga. He said the Cup was expected to arrive by next week.

This is the first time the Sri Lanka cricket team had returned home without their prized silverware.

posted by Hilal


Sixty_ROX said...

I think mahela gave the trophy to sanathJ during the presentation ceremony, and Sanath took it by one hand..describes hw strong he is

Sujan Rao (sanath189) said...

he he :)

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