With the online voting system coming back on track, the leaders of the three respective segments have further strengthened their positions as the 19th week results of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 contest are released.
Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College holds on to his lead in All-Island Schools, leading Pasindu Ushetti of Maris Stella College Negombo by 3996 votes while Muizz Rafeel of St. Anne's College Kurunegala progressed to third position from fifth.
The best addition for the ended week was recorded by Pasindu, which is 3064, followed by Navod, who claimed 2871.
Lakshitha Rasanjana of Nalanda College follow in at fourth as former leader Sukhitha Manoj of St. Sebastian's College Moratuwa slid down to fifth, strangely without no additions for the week.
The Emerging Schools category is still led by Lithija Kalhara of Ananda Maithree NS, Balangoda, while 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.
Coupons will be published in the Sunday Times, the two English dailies, the Daily Mirror and DailyFT, and the two Sinhala dailies, Daily Lankadeepa and Ada, Sinhala Weekend Deshaya and TamilMirror.
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 (Under-19) 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 19
Navod Paranavithana (Mahinda College) 14739
Pasindu Ushetti (Maris Stella College) 10740
Muizz Rafeel (St. Anne's College, Kurunegala) 4436
Lakshitha Rasanjana (Nalanda College) 3904
Sukhitha Manoj (St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa) 3377
Mihisal Vidanapathirana (St. Thomas' College, Matara) 2091
Yasitha Samararathne (Dharmaraja College) 1442
Nishan Madushka (Moratu Vidyalaya) 1256
Abhishek Anandakumar (Trinity College) 855
Kanishka Ranthilakage (Ananda College) 740
Ravindu Fernando (Maris Stella College) 368
Shehan Fernando (St. Benedict's College) 322
K.A.L.C. Warnakulasuriya (St. Anne's College, Kurunegala) 253
Supun Sumanarathne (Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala) 214
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) 27
Dinitha Prabhanaka (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 17
Kalana Perera (S. Thomas' College) 8
Pubudu Bandara (Trinity College) 6
Lithija Kalhara (Ananda Maithree, Balangoda) 9402
Vishal Nagasena (St. Peter's College, Gampaha) 7126
Thanusha Sandaruwan (St. John's College, Nugegoda) 3558
Chamod Sandaru (Piliyandala Central) 3362
Roshen Samuel (Carey College) 1534
Sachin Jayasinghe (Royal College, Panadura) 248
Nisal Malinga (Christ King College, Tudella) 180
Lahiru Peiris (Christ King College, Tudella) 97
Avishka Lakshan (Kalutara Vidyalaya) 43
Sathya Sandeepani (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 2931
Kaveesha Dilhari (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 1276
Sithmi Nirasha (Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda) 962
Nimesha Tharuni (Marapola MV, Minuwangoda) 173
Readers prizes go to: 1. M.S.P. Costa, 58/50, 3rd Lane, Galawilapura, Malapata, Homagama, 2. G.L. Wijesinghe, 578, Gahagoda Road, Katugastota, 3. M.F. Vanderwert, 152, Suhada Mawatha, Maha Hunupitiya, Negombo, 4. Lakmini Alahakoon, 956/2E, Pothuarawa Road, Malabe.
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