Sri Lankan style warm welcome in Melbourne


Sri Lankan style warm welcome in Melbourne Source:Island The whole world is almost at a standstill due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, cricket fans do have something to shout about – with India playing Australia, Sri Lanka against South Africa, and New Zealand battling it out with Pakistan. Unfortunately, we don’t have much to shout about as South Africa trounced us in the First Test, by an innings and 45 runs, and winning the second game, as well. But…the Sri Lankans, in Melbourne, Australia, did make it a happening scene when they entertained Nick Hockley, Interim CEO, Cricket Australia, and ICC T20 2022 Australia. The T20 Cricket World Cup Multicultural team, in Melbourne, invited Nick Hockley, to dinner, at Upali’s Restaurant, in Melbourne, at the ‘12th Man Bar,’ which, I’m told, has a unique atmosphere, connected with cricket. David Cruse, and wife Cathy, hosted the function. David, by the way, was in charge of the Upali’s Restaurant, in Colombo – a very popular venue with Sri Lankans. Whenever I pass…

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