All you need to know about Sri Lanka’s U23 Girls District Tournament 2023

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been making commendable efforts towards the promotion of women’s cricket in recent years. The organization has been organizing various competitions to encourage women’s cricket and help it gain momentum. One such initiative is the recently launched under-23 District cricket tournament exclusively for women.

Sri Lanka's U23 Girls District Tournament 2023
Sri Lanka’s U23 Girls District Tournament 2023


The tournament began last week, and what makes it noteworthy is the active participation from the Jaffna district, where five teams are competing. This move is expected to help in discovering fresh talent and nurturing them to become future cricketing stars. To further boost the growth of the sport, SLC has also distributed cricket equipment to several schools.

It is encouraging to note that the representation of both men’s and women’s teams from outstation regions has been on the rise, and SLC has invested considerably in outstation cricket. These measures will undoubtedly help in identifying and developing cricketing talent from all parts of the country, making Sri Lanka a force to reckon with in the world of cricket.

Overall, SLC’s efforts to promote women’s cricket and develop new talent are commendable, and it is heartening to see the organization take such initiatives. The under-23 District cricket tournament is just the beginning, and one can expect more such events in the future to further boost the growth of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

Central Province Schedule

No Date Teams Venue
01 4th May-9.30am Kegalle vs Nuwara Eliya Prison Grounds
02 4th May -1.40pm Kandy vs Nuwara Eliya Prison Grounds
03 8th May-9.30am Nuwara Eliya vs Ampara Prison Grounds
04 8th May-1.40pm Batticaloa vs Trincomalee Prison Grounds
05 9th May-9.30am Nuwara Eliya vs Batticaloa Prison Grounds
06 9th May-1.40am Ampara vs Trincomalee Prison Grounds
07 10th May-9.30am Nuwara Eliya vs Trincomalee Rahula College
08 10th May-1.40am Batticaloa Vs Ampara Rahula College
09 11th May-9.30am Kandy vs Ampara Prison Grounds
10 11th May-1.40am Kegalle vs Trincomalee Prison Grounds
11 12th May-9.30am Kandy vs Trincomalee Prison Grounds
12 12th May-1.40am Kegalle vs Batticaloa        Prison Grounds
13 13th May-9.30am Kegalle vs Ampara Prison Grounds
14 13th May -1.40pm Kandy vs Batticaloa Prison Grounds
15 15th May -9.30am Kandy vs Kegalle Prison Grounds
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North Central Province Schedule

No Date Teams Venue
01 4th May – 9.45 am Anuradapura vs Matale RDICS
02 4th May – 2.00pm Polonnaruwa vs Kurunegala RDICS
03 7th May – 9.45am Anuradapura vs Polonnaruwa DCA GROUNDSANURADHAPURA
04 7th May – 9.45am Puttalam vs Kurunegala WELAGEDARA STADIUM- KURUNEGALA
05 9th May – 2.00pm Matale vs Puttalam RDICS
06 9th May – 9.45am Anuradapura vs Kurunegala RDICS
07 10th May -2.00pm Matale vs Polonnaruwa RDICS
08 10th May – 9.45am Anuradapura vs Puttalam RDICS
09 12th May – 9.45am Matale vs Kurunegala RDICS
10 12th May – 2.00pm Polonnaruwa vs Puttalam RDICS

North Province Schedule

No Date Teams Venue
01 29th April Mullaitivu vs Vavuniya Vavuniya
02 30th April Jaffna vs Kilinochchi Jaffna
03 30th April Mannar vs Mullaitivu Vavuniya
04 1st May Mannar vs Vavuniya Vavuniya
05 4th May Kilinochchi vs Vavuniya Kilinochchi
06 5th May Vavuniya vs Jaffna Jaffna
07 5th May Kilinochchi vs Mullaitivu Kilinochchi
08 6th May Mannar vs Kilinochchi Kilinochchi
09 6th May Jaffna vs Mullaitivu Jaffna
10 7th May Jaffna vs Mannar Jaffna

Western Province Schedule

No Date Teams Venue
01 28th April Badulla vs Rathnapura     Badulla Stadium
02 28th April Rathnapura vs Matara     Badulla Stadium
03 29th April Badulla vs Monaragala Badulla Stadium
04 29th April Rathnapura vs Monaragala Badulla Stadium
05 02nd May Galle vs Monaragala          MRICS
06 02nd May Badulla vs Hambantota          MRICS
07 03rd May Badulla vs Matara          MRICS
08 03rd May Badulla vs Galle          MRICS
09 03rd May Monaragala vs Hambantota Mandaduwa
10 03rd May Hambantota vs Rathnapura Mandaduwa
11 04th May Matara vs Monaragala MRICS
12 04th May Matara vs Hambantota MRICS
13 04th May Rathnapura vs Galle Mandaduwa
14 10th May Galle vs Matara S Jayasooriya Ground
15 10th May Galle vs Hambantota S Jayasooriya Ground

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