Six teams India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh have confirmed their participation. These six teams have been drawn into two groups with India, Bangladesh and Nepal playing in Group ‘A’ and, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Maldives in Group ‘B’. The Sri Lankan women too are placed in Group ‘B’ along with Maldives and Pakistan. Group ‘A’ has hosts Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
The Sri Lankan men’s team is led by Deeptha Romesh and the women’s by Ashani Chamodika. The men’s spikers are coached by Cuban Manuel Thores and he will be assisted by Saman Chandrasekera. The women’s team too is coached by a Cuban Roberto Sapero who is assisted by Janaka Indrajith. The officials in charge of the tour party are Chef de Mission K.R.D.C. Ratnamudali, physio Amila Wijepala and team manager Chandana Wijesinghe.
MENS TEAM: Deeptha Romesh (Capt), Lasinda Lakmal (Vice Capt), Kasun Chathuranga, Shashika Lakshan Kelaniyage, Wasantha Lakmal, Ayesh Dilshan, Malith Dinudu, Dilina sudaraka, Danushka Dilshan, Mahesh Chandrakumara
WOMENS TEAM: Ashani Chamodika (Capt), Thilini Vasana (Vice Capt), Shachini Charuka, Dilusha SAnjeevani, Dilukshi Harshani, Nimeshika Sewwandi, Naduni Himansala, Aruna Wasanthi, Ruwani Yhakshala, Anunthara Sandamali, Kavisha Lakshami, Apsara Sewmali Aruni Kaushalya.
Match Schedule (Men):
Nov. 27 Bangladesh vs Nepal
Nov. 28 India vs Bangladesh, Pakistan vs Maldives
Nov. 29 India vs Nepal, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
Nov. 27 Nepal vs Bangladesh
Nov.28 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Nepal vs India
Nov. 29 Sri Lanka vs Maldives, India vs Bangladesh