Hashan made national team manager

  • 16 Jul 2008 06:39:35 GMT

    A decision going to be a challenge for Hashan../

    This Appointment should have come bit Early for Him to prepare.

  • 16 Jul 2008 08:07:51 GMT

    Congrats Hashan.... better be dedicated here & leave politics buddy....

    all the best with new assignment...

    by the way, the same was posted by a member....

    it is time for Mr. Brown to do something to avoid repetition of articles.... why don`t we have a thread called `Cricket`, all the cricket related news/member articles to be in same place.....Mr. Brown - Over to You

  • 17 Jul 2008 06:49:45 GMT

    [Hashan bowled out from manager s job]

    I have already posted details pertaining to that, per the link given below:


  • 17 Jul 2008 07:09:39 GMT

    Politics playing in.

  • 17 Jul 2008 10:41:04 GMT

    [Politics playing in.]


    dirty politics playing dirty games

  • 18 Jul 2008 03:40:29 GMT

    In and out.. as if he was bowled 1st ball of the match


  • 18 Jul 2008 06:08:59 GMT

    Hi zaha

    did you read the list of award winners @national sporting honours ? mind you, this was said to be winners of significant sporting events from 1948 onwards.

    but just read the following which i was able to recall -

    Sri Lanka Rugby team, which emerged as runners-up as the Rugby Asiad in 1974.

    Sri Lanka Rugby Sevens team led by Hisham Abdeen, which went on to win the HK sevens Bowl Championship in 1984 and emerged runners-up in 1987. Incidentally, the Bowl we won in 1984 is the only international rugby title we have won to date.

    Sri Lanka SL Cricket team led by Anura Tennakoon, which won the ICC Trophy in 1979. This was the biggest prize a non-ICC member could win.

    In addition to the above, there were significant victories achieved by our Netballers recently.

    How come these went unnoticed?

  • 18 Jul 2008 06:38:37 GMT


    Have you heard a saying which goes as `it is always the new songs, which gets the most applause` likewise you have correctly pointed out 02 outstanding men, whose contribution to the sport is immeasurable.

    When you talk about the history of Rugby in our Country no one ever will forget to mention on Hisham Abdeen. I thought he would have been a certainity to win an award. I am proud to say here that, I was a batchmate of Hisham at school, superb sportsman and a gentleman.

    And then, Anura Tennekoon`s contribution to Cricket was excellent, his record will say it all, and more importantly the gentleman cannot be forgotten so easily, for paving the way to Sri Lanka`s Cricket forward march.

  • 18 Jul 2008 07:42:21 GMT


    yeah you are dead right maan. all those who toiled hard during those difficult times are a forgotten lot.

    wow i wish i could meet hisham someday in person. believe me zaha, i am a thora but i have no other ruggerite in my mind except for the great hisham. he simply is a legend .. a living legend. from the time i had a little bit of knowledge about the game i was a havies supporter and i used to sit on that gate post of havelock park to get a better view. after hisham was given a raw deal in 1989 and joined CH, i rooted for the maitland crescent club. i even cut classes and sometimes reported `sick leave` to watch hisham. his abrupt retirement from the game was one of my saddest days. in 1994/95 i had no special fondness for any club but then emerged another star in his own right - it was noneother than indrajith bandaranayake of KANDY. so.. one thing led to another and i am rooting for the hill country with my whole heart.

    But .. the LEGEND LIVES ON..

  • 19 Jul 2008 18:44:51 GMT


    Yeah Hisham should have been recognised for sure.

    He was the first schoolboy ruggerite to represent a Sri Lanka 7 a side rugby team which is a remarkable feat. That was in 1980 at the Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 a side tournament and he scored most number of tries for Sri Lanka in that tournament. Most probably the best forward Sri Lanka ever produced.

    With due respect to ruggerites who recieved the awards, they do not come close to the achievements legendary Hisham. Besides, he was a versatile sportsman. Played cricket for Isipathana first XI and Colts in the Premier Division. Played football for Java Lane and he was a good hockey player and an athlete too.

    History will recognise his feats.