The Island – Sri Lankan newspaper article:
Brewster conducted a cage cricket session at Nondescript Cricket Club and here she poses for a photograph with some school students.Pic Kamal Wanniarachch
Sheromie Brewster, Head of Cage Cricket, London was in Sri Lanka to introduce game’s latest format to the island.
Sheromie Brewster, Head of Cage Cricket, London was in Sri Lanka to lay the platform for Cricket’s latest version to flourish in the island as she conducted a few cage cricket sessions along with some local coaches.
A game of cage cricket can be played indoors and outdoors where the scoring opportunities are determined by the specific zones. However, unlike in indoor cricket no running is involved in this format.
Having conducted some sessions at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) and Piliyandala Town Sports Club, Brewster believes that there is a huge potential to promote the game in the country.
“The young people really enjoyed it and the coaches thought it was amazing. So that’s a great sign and now we look to create cage cricket hubs. I believe, this could be a huge success in this country” she told Sunday Island in an interview.
She also claimed that the organizers were planning to stage some cage cricket tournaments in near future in order to promote the game in Sri Lanka.
“The whole idea is to organize tournaments (in order to promote the game) and with the support of coaches we’ll be able to organize tournaments within schools, universities and academies,” she added.
Brewster also revealed that she had discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about developing this game around the island. “We’ve had a meeting with Sri Lanka Cricket the other day and they are
saying they’d talk to the coaches and find out their feedback to see how they can develop cage cricket in Sri Lanka,” stated the Head of Cage Cricket, London.
Sir Ian Botham, who is the President of Cage Cricket believes having just 13 rules for the entire game makes it easy to learn and promote. “The great thing about Cage Cricket is that it only has thirteen rules. It can be learned quickly and be played almost anywhere that there’s a confined space. With an ever growing obesity problem and shrinking participation in the parent game, I think now is the time to get behind such an innovative project and get more young people playing the game we love,” he has told the official website of cage cricket.
The Champion leg-spinner Shane Warne who ended up with 708 Test wickets is an ambassador for cage cricket.