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Herath boost for hosts SPA

Hosts Sudur Paschimanchal Academy (SPA) have bolstered their squad for the Hotel Devotee SPA Cup by recruiting a Sri Lankan state level player for Nepal’s highest cash prize cricket tournament.

 

Jehan Herath – a former skipper in the Sri Lankan State Level MCC team – will join SPA for the tournament that begins in Dhangadhi from January 30. The tournament allows each team to field two international players.

 

Herath is an openers and a right arm leg break bowler. “He has played really well in the Division 1 tournament in Sri Lanka, so we decided to recruit him for the SPA Cup,” said SPA team manager Saurav Ojha.

 

The 19-year old Herath will land in Dhangadhi one week before the tournament begins. Ojha also informed that SPA is also mulling to recruit another player form Mumbai shortly. A total of 16 teams are participating in the tournament that offers a cash purse of Rs 500,000. The runners-up will get Rs 200,000.

 

Pentagon College are the defending champions, while SPA were the semi-finalists.

 

Batting Type.: Right Hand(Opening Batsman).

Bowling Type.: Right Arm Leg Break.

Performance.: Captained U-23(SLC) tournment In MCC 2013,

                    Currently playing in Division I SARA tournment For MCC,

                    Represented Kingswood College Kandy 1st XI in 2012,2013,2014

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