Sydney Cricket Ground Introduces “Chamari Bay” in Honor of Sri Lanka’s Captain in WBBL
In a historic move, the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) team revealed plans to honor Sri Lanka’s captain, Chamari Athapaththu, by dedicating a special seating zone at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Named “Chamari Bay,” this designated area is set to debut during the upcoming Derby clash against the Sydney Sixers on November 26th.
Celebrating Athapaththu’s remarkable cricketing prowess, this initiative aims to recognize her contributions to the ongoing ninth season of WBBL, where she stands as the third-highest run scorer.
Marking a significant milestone, “Chamari Bay” represents the first instance of an overseas player being bestowed with such an honor in the form of a dedicated seating zone at the SCG. This move underscores the impact and admiration Athapaththu has garnered in the league, solidifying her presence as a notable figure in women’s cricket.