Members of Sri Lanka’s victorious Asia Cup group will journey by means of Colombo on a double-decker bus and work together with delirious followers to toast their success over Pakistan, officers mentioned on Monday. Sri Lanka crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai on Sunday, bringing a lot cheer to the folks of the crisis-hit island nation, who’ve been hit arduous by the worst financial turmoil in a number of a long time. The Dasun Shanaka-led group will arrive on Tuesday morning at 5 am, and shall be welcomed by officers from Sri Lanka Cricket and the Sports Ministry on the Bandaranaike International Airport right here, officers mentioned.
The group will then take part in a victory parade at 6.30 am, and can undertake a double-decker bus tour from Colombo to Katunayake and work together with followers, officers mentioned.
Sri Lanka’s netball group additionally introduced glory to the nation by profitable the 2022 Asian Championships on Sunday.
“Believe in our cricketers…a lot of bad things are going around. As cricketers, they too should enjoy their lives as well, not spreading bad things. They have private lives too. Keep believing, that is the key. As a captain, I give confidence to the players, [whatever] I can. I can’t ask for more than that,” captain Shanaka mentioned on the post-match convention, as Sri Lanka’s unprecedented financial disaster shaped the backdrop of the cricket group’s Asia Cup marketing campaign.
“Congratulations to the #lka cricket team on the win against #Pakistan in the #AsiaCup2022Final in Dubai. The commitment and teamwork shown by the #SriLankan team have been remarkable,” ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who returned to Colombo from Thailand on September 2 tweeted on Sunday.
His successor, President Ranil Wickremesinghe, praised the nationwide cricket group for profitable the Asia Cup and underlined that it reveals that with dedication and willpower crisis-hit Sri Lanka can overcome challenges as a nation.
“Congratulations to the Sri Lankan cricket team on winning the Asia Cup 2022. Well played Pakistan! “The second championship for at the moment,” he said, adding that it “goes to point out that, with dedication and willpower we are able to overcome challenges as a nation. Onwards and upwards Sri Lanka!” Sri Lanka, a country of 22 million people, declared in mid-April its international debt default due to the forex crisis.
A crippling shortage of foreign reserves has led to long queues for fuel, cooking gas, and other essentials while power cuts and soaring food prices have heaped misery on the people.
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