Massive sponsor support boosts Colombo women’s cricket

Women’s cricket in Sri Lanka received a condescending boost when a host of sponsors came to their aid at last week’s Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association tournament in the form of a Championship T/ 10 with eight teams competing.

Air Force won the Nippon Paint Trophy tournament by defeating Army in the final at the University of Colombo grounds sponsored by Nippon Paint Lanka.

Army scored 80 for four wickets in their 10 overs with skipper Roshini Perera (20), Ayesha Chandrasiri (21) and Sithumini Peiris (14) being their top scorers. Inoshi Fernando, Chamari Polgampola and KK Suranthi each claimed a wicket.

Air Force led by Chathurani Gunawardena scored 83 for two wickets with Dilani Manodara (35 not out), Chamari Polgampola (16) and Iroshi Fernando (17 not out) being the main scorers. S Bandara and Kushanthi Liyanage claimed one wicket each.

Tournament wife Chamari Polgampola of the Air Force received a Lumala Bicycle Company sponsored bicycle for the first time in the women’s cricket arena.

In addition to the main sponsor, other contributions have come from Hirdaramani Industries (Pvt) Ltd, DP Global Ventures (Pvt) Ltd under David Peiris Management, Diamond Best Food Company, Soflogic Life Insurance, Diamond Brand Match Box Company, Kundasale, Dash Brand sanitizer company, The Multichemi International Ltd & Lumala Bicycle Company.

The main guest of this tournament was Olympic medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe and the guests of honor were Diamond Best Food Company Marketing Manager Rimzan Farook, Naminda Hapuarachchi and Harsha Buddhika Pathirana, both from main sponsor company Nippon Paint Lanka, Community Policing Environmental Protection, Public Order Western Province Female DIG Bimsani Jasinharachchi, Director of Lumala Bicycle Imthiyas and Sujive Kumar of DP Global Ventures.

Special Rewards:

Best Outfielder – Dilani Manodara (Air Force)
Top Bowler – Sudrashika Bandara (Army)

Most Tournament Limits – Roshini Perera (Army)
Tournament Best Catch – Nippon Paint Catch

(Lihini Apsara and Inoshi Fernando of the Air Force)
Player of the Final – Dilani Manodara (Air Force)

Player of the Tournament – ​​Chamari Polgampola (Air Force)


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