of birth: 1st February 1996
Place of birth: Matara, Sri Lanka
Current club: Accrington
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: Right-arm off-break
Accrington have signed Sri Lankan Lasith Lakshan as professional for the 2021 season.
The 25 year old right handed batsman and off spin bowler plays cricket domestically for Burgher Recreation Club and he has represented his country at Under 19 level.
Lasith has experience of playing in England, having had a successful season with Southgate as part of a Sri Lankan academy programme aged just 19.
More recently in 2019 he played for Dalton in the Cumbria League, where he was the joint leading wicket taker in the league with 50 wickets, in addition to scoring over 600 runs.
Everyone at the club is looking forward to welcoming Lasith to The Property Shop Arena.
Accrington captain Graeme Sneddon added: "We are delighted to have signed Lasith so quickly and at this late stage.
"His experience of English conditions after a season in the Cumbria League with Dalton in 2019 will hopefully prove valuable and we feel that he, together with the squad of players we have, can help us push for promotion.
"We look forward to welcoming Lasith to Accrington for the 2021 season.
"I would like to thank both Rob Humphries and James Hine of World Sports Xchange for their hard work in getting this sorted so quickly and smoothly."