Citizens Development Business Finance PLC, a leading player in the NBFI sector in Sri-Lanka is geared to power the MCA open Cricket ‘Sixes’ for the 03rd consecutive year.
The tournament is organized by the Mercantile Cricket Association every year and has been a beloved cricketing fiesta in the Island for over 30 years. Over 50 teams will be participating in both Tier A and Tier B segments.
The Tier A matches will be held at the MCA and Colts Cricket Grounds with nine teams playing at each location, while the Tier B segment will have 12 teams playing at the MCA, DS Senanayake, Wesley & Mattegoda Grounds. The tournament will commence on the 30th of August 2019.
The Finals will be the MCA Grounds on the 01st of September 2019 followed by the post-tournament awards presentation ceremony. Trophies will be presented to teams and individuals in both Tier A and Tier B segments including the Championship and Runner Up trophies. In addition, five special awards will be presented for each Tier in the categories of Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Most Number of Sixes, Man of the Match and Man of the Tournament.
Damith Tennakoon, Director, Deputy CEO/CFO, CDB was the chief guest and Sasindra Munasinghe, Director Sales and Business Development, CDB was the guest of honor at the official sponsorship handing over ceremony and media conference held on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at the MCA. President of the MCA Roshan Iddamalgoda commended CDB for its constant quest to uplift young talent in the sporting arena.
“This collaboration between CDB and MCA, now in its third year, has brought together exceptional groups of individuals for the tournament. The tournament has produced a large number of young sportsmen for the nation and has been able to build great team spirit, fellowship, and sportsmanship.”
He added that this sponsorship reiterates CDB’s commitment to develop and empower young talent to their highest potential.
Speaking to media, Dharshana Jayasinghe, Deputy General Manager, CDB said “CDB believes in developing young talent, we see this tournament as a great platform for young individuals to showcase their talents. Cricket is a sport that is loved and followed passionately in Sri Lanka, platforms such as these have nurtured young cricketers who have then gone on to be recognized players in the international cricketing arena. CDB is excited about 2019 and we are looking forward to a successful tournament this year”.
Also present at the Media Conference were Chairman of the Sponsorship Committee MCA, Vice President, Nalin Wickramasinghe, General Secretary, Mahesh De Alwis and Chairman of the Tournament Committee Sujeewa De Silva.