Sri Lanka's squad for the tour of Australia. © SLC

Sri Lanka made its foray into international women’s cricket in 1997, 22 years after the men had taken their first steps in the sport. Ironically, now, 22 years into their growth the women’s team is still grappling to turn a corner to the next level. As the team prepares to embark on a limited overs 

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School cricket in Sri Lanka. ©Srian Obeyesekere

In a land where the bat-ball game— considered to be the domain of men— is like a religion to a 21-million cricket crazy populace, women’s cricket has a long way to go. The lack of adequate youth participation in national women’s cricket in the past, has been identified as a problem area. While school cricket 

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