Six countries at SAARC Carrom Championships in Panadura
Slicers from India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal together
with their counterparts from Sri Lanka will compete at the 10th SAARC
Carrom Championships to be conducted by the Carrom Federation of Sri
Lanka to be held from August 13 to 15 at the White Heaven Hotel,
"All five countries have accepted our invitation to play at the
championships", said Langley Mathiasz, Secretary Carrom Federation of
The local players will be selected to the training pool on completion
of the Grand Slam Tournament to be held from May 27 to 29 at the Carrom
Federation of Sri Lanka headquarters.
According to Mathiasz, Indian players emerged champions while Sri
Lanka were runners-up at the last championships held in Maldives in
Indian men and women 'slicers' proved their class to become overall
champions in both sections. Mathiasz said that there is a great
improvement of women slicers participation in the CFSL conducted
tournaments and new players are emerging and they could offer stiff
competition to Indian players.
Nayana and Chamil win national titles
Mother Nayana Wickremasinghe and son Chamil Cooray created history by
winning the women's singles and men's singles titles respectively at the
38th National Carrom Championships concluded last Sunday at the Carrom
Federation of Sri Lanka Headquarters at Reid Avenue, Colombo 7.
Nayana became national women's singles champion for the first time
defeating Yasika Rahubadda in the final...24-25, 25-16, 25-11. While
Chamil took the men's singles title beating D.Nishantha Fernando in the
final 25-23, 5-25, 25-23.
In the women's semi-finals, Nayana beat Nadeeshani Rupasinghe 25-22,
25-20 and Yasika beat Amitha Wickremasinghe 21-25, 25-9, 25-12. In the
men's semis, Cooray beat Upali Perera 25-3, 25-1 and Nishantha Fernando
beat Viraj Fernando 25-13, 19-25, 25-2.