The Head Table (left-right) Mr. Ashley De Silva the CEO of the SLC, Mr. Shun Tien Shing the General Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries, Mr. K. Mathivanan the Vice President of the SLC, Mr. Tan Beng Chuan the Group General Manager of Prima Group Sri Lanka, Mr. Mohan De Silva the Secretary of the SLC and Mr. Sajith Gunaratne Senior Business & Marketing Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries
The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2016under 15 Inter-district and inter provincial Tournaments for the10thconsecutive year. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on the 13thof September 2016with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group.
This year’s Final match will be held on the 29th& 30th September at SSC Grounds, Colombo. The tournament will allow the participation of over 800 players from all around the country including the North &East. 32teams will compete against each other and the best players from these district teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will then compete for the Provincial Championship. Also, there are five teams participating from Northern Province representing -Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya,Mulativand Kilinochchi.
Group General Manager of Prima Group Sri Lanka, Mr. Tan Beng Chuan hands over the official sponsorship cheque to the Vice President of the SLC, Mr. K. Mathivanan
Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dikwella and Binura Fernando who are now members of the National Cricket team, haveparticipated in the Prima Champions Cup, as well as Anuk Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Priyamal Perera, who represent the Under 19 National Cricket team.
At a recent press conference held to announce the commencement of this year’s tournament, Mr.Shun Tien, General Manager, Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group Sri Lanka) confirmedthe renewed partnership with SLC.“Having successfully conducted this tournament for 9 consecutive years with tremendous results, we are proud to continue with the 10th consecutive year of this effort to develop junior cricket with the renewal of our partnership with the SLC”.
Saying that all plans have been finalized for an inspiring tournament, Mr.Shun thanked SLC for giving the Prima Group theopportunity.
Mr. Kasun Gunaratne the Brand Manager of CAI (Prima Group Sri Lanka) conducting an AV presentation.
"On behalf of Prima, Iwish to extend my gratitude to Sri Lanka Cricket for allowing us this opportunityto continue our valued partnership and for all the support provided in making the Prima Champions Cup a successful tournament that makes a positive contribution towards uplifting junior cricket in Sri Lanka”.
Mr.Sajith Gunaratne, Senior Business & Senior Marketing Manager, Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group Sri Lanka)briefed the press on the format of this year’s tournament and also added, “Our commitment to develop junior cricket in Sri Lanka will go beyond this tournament. As always Prima will provide all teams with total nutrition and cricket gear while theyreceive professional guidance from SLC coaches, thus ensuring their mental and physical development during the tournament and onwards”
Prima Champions Cup under 15 District and Provincial Cricket tournaments will undoubtedly help the young cricketers gain confidence and experience in the coming years. With the purpose of showcasingthe players’cricketing talent these matches will receive extensive TV coverage while the final match will be telecast on TV.
Senior Business & Marketing Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries, Mr. Sajith Gunaratne