Sep 15, 2 years ago

Australian Women’s Cricket Team Welcomed to Colombo

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The Australian women’s cricket team the Southern Stars have arrived in Colombo for the first ever women’s cricket series between Australia and Sri Lanka. The world’s number one team in all formats of cricket, the Stars are in Sri Lanka for a four-match one-day series and a T20 match in September.

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Welcoming the Southern Stars at a reception at Australia House on 13 September, Acting High Commissioner Tim Huggins said, “Cricket holds a special place in the hearts of both our nations, and our cricketing ties go back well over a century. We’re both countries that love to compete but also love to celebrate cricket for its own sake”.

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Captain of the Southern Stars, Meg Lanning said “We are really excited to be back in Sri Lanka. Lots of the girls have been here before and really loved their time here, and we’re looking forward to getting on and playing against Sri Lanka”.

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Beyond our strong cricketing ties, Australia continues to support the development of other sports in Sri Lanka. Through the Asia Sports Partnership program, we are helping Netball Australia to strengthen training and community engagement in that sport. We will also soon see the University of Canberra running a Sports Leadership and Management program here in Colombo to improve elite sport in Sri Lanka and the region.

 

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