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  Sports   Cricket  08 May 2019  Monks bless Sri Lanka players ahead of World Cup; see pics

Monks bless Sri Lanka players ahead of World Cup; see pics

THE ASIAN AGE. | BIPIN DANI
Published : May 8, 2019, 11:31 am IST
Updated : May 8, 2019, 11:31 am IST

'This practice has been going on for a long time', Mahinda Wijesinghe, a former cricketer and a historian in Sri Lanka says exclusively.

Arjuna Ranatunga, who was also blessed by a monk has remained the only Sri Lankan captain to have won the World Cup in 1996. (Photo: SLC)
 Arjuna Ranatunga, who was also blessed by a monk has remained the only Sri Lankan captain to have won the World Cup in 1996. (Photo: SLC)

Mumbai: Apparently Sri Lankan team may be the only cricket playing team taking part in a full-fledged religious ceremony before taking any overseas tour. It was no different on Monday when all members of the squad including foreign staff attended the ceremony held at the SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) headquarters at 35, Maitland Place.