Four curators from Myanmar and Thailand will be in Sri Lanka during the ICC World Twenty20, furthering their knowledge. They will be part of the ground staff at the Pallekele Stadium for 17 days around the ICC event, taking in five of the matches.

The Thai curators, Phirom Chinkham of the Traidhos Oval in Chiang Mai and Seksan Mawongnok of the Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok, along with Michael Moosajee and Tung of the Saw Pong ground in Yangon will be trained under the Sri Lanka Cricket curator in charge of Pallekele Stadium Asitha Wijesinghe and will learn all aspect of preparing, maintaining, marking and repairing of wickets and the outfield.

The training visit is being funded by the ACC’s High Performance Program and assisted by Sri Lanka Cricket. “This kind of experience at the highest level of cricket will be very useful for these groundsmen. Thailand’s grounds are all seeing more and more cricket and Myanmar’s first dedicated cricket ground is an asset that is vital to be managed well,” says ACC Development Manager Bandula Warnapura who himself played a big part in the creation of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium three years ago.

Filed August 23rd, 2012