Elle (pronounced el-lay) is a traditional Sri Lankan sport There are 16 players to a side and all of them play in an inning. Traditionally Elle has two innings per side but modern Elle games are limited to 50-ball matches. The batter can be struck out as (with three strikes) but in Elle there is no strike zone.
Frist they played using sticks and Sometimes they use a dried fruit of Wel Kaduru ( Cerbera manghas ) as the ball for their free time. The main task for poor Men’s earn a living but they have also had a past time game when they have a leisure after they collected their harvest they gather near paddy field with their family and played this poor man’s Game. All Villagers’ divided in to group two or three group and played it’s include men and women that was very interesting for all of them. Day by day it was improve little children also played like their parents. Near village team also participated One team won the game or defeated all of them deliver their entertain.
Entire Villagers participated harmony and well manner. When they played exchange theirs views and ideas as well as delicious Food prepared by them. All villagers, neighbors and relatives contest against each others but no anyone harm for these hospitable poor villagers . These historical event expanded all over the country within few years as their past time game. Few years back villager’s make a one excellent group in their village and its include young man within the village and beautiful name excellent all-rounder name as a team captained. this was not an imagination report of someone we also did and show our elders activity in the field between 1960 – 1970. Lots of people gathered near Paddy filed and they played well manner in the ground. Then we can imagine how our ancestors played this poor men game like this. All competition was very interesting for every one Little, Young and Old Both men and women.