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June 20, 2019 by Surrey Storm

Storm Face Sri Lanka In World Cup Warm-Up!

A Surrey Storm select squad will host the Sri Lanka national team at Wellington Health and Fitness Club in Crowthorne on Saturday 6 July as part of their preparations for the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup.

Tickets for the game, which starts at 1pm, are priced £8 for adults and £4 for concessions, and can be purchased online here. Capacity is limited to 500.

Wellington Health and Fitness Club is on Duke’s Ride in Crowthorne, postcode RG45 7PT.

Having won the Asian Championships for a fifth time last year, Sri Lanka now compete in their tenth World Cup as part of Group A alongside Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and reigning World Champions Australia.

Led by Coach Thilaka Jinadasa, who also represented her country as a sprint hurdler at the 1988 Olympics Games, and Captain Chathurangi Jayasooriya, a Flight Lieutenant in the Sri Lankan Air Force, they beat Singapore 69-50 in the Final of the 2018 M1 Asian Netball Championships.

Ranked 19thin the world, their squad also features 6ft 10in Tharjini Sivalingam, who was named Best Shooter at the 2011 Netball World Cup.

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