Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College expanded his lead while dominating the All-Island Schools while changes occurred in the following three places at the end of the 17th week of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 contest.
After the online process kicked off last weekend significant changes have begun to occur as Navod reaches the milestone of 11506 votes.
Pasindu Ushetti of Maris Stella College made a notable progress — pushing forward to the second position while claiming the highest tally for the week with a combined intake of 2793 votes.
Nalandian Kajshitha Rasanjana moved to the third position while pushing down former leader Sukhitha Manoj, of St. Sebastian’s College, to the fourth position.
The Emerging Schools category is led by its new crown prince Lithija Kalhara of Ananda Maithree NS, Balangoda,.
He made a giant leap by adding the best combined figures last week, and continues with the trend.
Sathya Sadeepani of Devapathiraja College Rathgama continues to lead the Girls’ Schools category, which was introduced to the ever popular competition in the country last season.
Sathya and her team mate Kaveesha Dilhari, who debuted two weeks ago at No.2, have surpassed 1000 votes.
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In addition Dialog Axiata’s online voting system through their official Online Portal to vote for the Most Popular Cricketer (www.dialog.lk/cricket), is now alive.
Players who have represented their respective school in First XI cricket and with a tally of 400 or above runs or 25 wickets or above in the last season are automatically eligible for the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 competition.
Schools have been categorised under three categories — the All-Island, Emerging and Girls schools, according to the segmentation process of Sri Lanka School Cricket Association.
Results: Week 17
Navod Paranavithana (Mahinda College) 11506
Pasindu Ushetti (Maris Stella College) 5406
Lakshitha Rasanjana (Nalanda College) 3381
Sukhitha Manoj (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa) 3271
Muizz Rafeel (St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala) 2831
Mihisal Vidanapathirana (St. Thomas’ College, Matara) 1407
Yasitha Samararathne (Dharmaraja College) 1319
Nishan Madushka (Moratu Vidyalaya) 1160
Abhishek Anandakumar (Trinity College) 771
Kanishka Ranthilakage (Ananda College) 627
Ravindu Fernando (Maris Stella College) 339
Shehan Fernando (St. Benedict’s College) 311
K.A.L.C. Warnakulasuriya (St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala) 253
Supun Sumanarathne (Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala) 142
Shevon Daniel (St. Joseph’s College) 77
Nuwanidu Fernando (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa) 51
Randheer Ranasinghe (St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala) 38
Sandun Mendis (Richmond College) 26
Dinitha Prabhanaka (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 17
Pubudu Bandara (Trinity College) 6
Kalana Perera (S. Thomas’ College) 5
Lithija Kalhara (Ananda Maithree, Balangoda) 7139
Vishal Nagasena (St. Peter’s College, Gampaha) 5008
Thanusha Sandaruwan (St. John’s College, Nugegoda) 3316
Chamod Sandaru (Piliyandala Central) 1817
Roshen Samuel (Carey College) 887
Sachin Jayasinghe (Royal College, Panadura) 221
Nisal Malinga (Christ King College, Tudella) 161
Lahiru Peiris (Christ King College, Tudella) 85
Avishka Lakshan (Kalutara Vidyalaya) 32
Sathya Sandeepani (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 1605
Kaveesha Dilhari (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 1007
Sithmi Nirasha (Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda) 679
Nimesha Tharuni (Marapola MV, Minuwangoda) 118