Ruhuna Cricket Team
Ruhuna Cricket Team is part of the domestic cricket structure in Sri Lanka. The team is based in the town of Galle and has its home grounds at the Galle International Stadium. The team was founded in 1990 and made its first-class debut at Wayamba in the same year.
The team represents the Southern Province of the country and also plays one day matches under the name of Ruhuna Elevens. Captained by veteran player, Sanath Jayasuriya, the team draws its players from the Premier Trophy. Ruhuna participates at the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament and the Inter-Provincial Tournament. Initially the teams were named by English names but after 2003-04, five team names were replaced by Sinhalese names. This team was originally named the Southern Province which later was changed to its present name.
Some other notable players besides the captain that have played for the team include Lasith Malinga, Marvan Atapattu, Upul Tharanga and Champaka Ramanayake. The club has taken part in every Inter-Provincial tournament ever since it was established in 1990. However, they have yet to win their first title.
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