Colombo Colts Cricket Club is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and affiliated Under Sri Lanka Cricket board. The club is one of the leading cricket club from the country. Colombo Colts CC was founded in 1873. Colombo Colts was the first Ceylonese cricket club in Sri Lanka. The history of the club is more interesting and inspirational. The club was founded in a class room by late Mr. J.C.Jansz. in 1873. Wilfred Van Twest was selected as a first president of the club at that time the club used to be called Marylebone Cricket Club but after that, the clubs name had to be altered to the colts cricket club. Currently the club is running under the president ship of Mr.Nishantha Ranathunga.
Lets talk about some important facts about Colombo colts cricket club. The club has produced many national Players for Sri Lankan national Team few of them are as follows. Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Eric Upashantha, Chaminda Mendis, Roy Dias of the players and we have seen them playing at international level. The club has also produced some legends for National Cricket Team such as Nishantha Ranatunga, Manimeldura Chaminda Mendis, Dulip Prasanna Samaraweera, Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera.
Colombo Cricket club has all levels of cricket players and teams which include Senior team Men’s as well as Women’s and Junior team. The men’s senior team plays under the captaincy of Mr. Angelo Mathews. And Women’s team plays under the captaincy of Miss. Harini Rajapakse. The club also organizes the tours for cricket development in youth. The club will tour to Malaysia in the moth of April 2016.
Colombo Colts Cricket club play major tournaments held in Sri Lanka, few of them are listed below
The club also gives the platform to explore more in cricket by participating as much as the tournament.
1) AIA Premier limited over tournament
2) Premier League Tournament
3) Premier 2nd XI Tournament
4) Premier T20 Tournament
5) Under 23 Division 2 Tournament
6) Under 23 Division 1 Tournament
7) Proposed local Tournament
8) Premier super 8 tournament
9) Premier Plate Tournament.
Colombo Cricket club is nicely structured and well managed cricket club from Sri Lanka. To know more about such Clubs kindly visit www.globalcricketcommunity.com
Colombo Cricket Club - Sri Lanka : www.colombocolts.lk