Former Sri Lankan-born boxer, cricketer, athlete and rugby player Christie Marathalingam plays a crucial role in the development of cricket in Western Canada.
Marathalingam is currently the Performance Director and Head Coach of Alberta Schools Cricket Association. The association has promoted junior cricket in Western Canada for the past 19 years.
Marathalingam had an impressive resume of cricketing activities including representing St. Peter’s College Sri Lanka 1956 to 1958, including playing for Combined Colleges Sri Lanka 1958. He also went on to play first class Club Cricket Sri Lanka 1958 to 1980.
In Canada, Marathalingam is a qualified cricket instructor, who represented the Prairies as a junior selector for Cricket Canada.
Marathalingam assumed his duties at Alberta Schools Cricket Association in 1995 and still continues to be a coach and supporter of junior cricket development in Western Canada.