Bit of history
Colombo Cricket Club was founded in 1832 and it is one of the three clubs that is clustered around the Maitland Crescent area and the acclaimed club has seen the likes of many national players such as the ‘master blaster’ Sanath Jayasuriya, Roshan Mahanama, Chamara Silva, Prasanna Jayawardena, Chamara Kapugedara and Jehan Mubarak pass through its ranks.
They have won 5 Premier League titles and since 2007, they have not tasted championship victory. Last season under Hasantha Fernando’s leadership, they finished as the number 5 ranked team in the Premier League tournament while they were unfortunately knocked out in the group stages during the shorter-formats of the game.
Former Sri Lanka U19 and Trinity skipper, Sachith Pathirana has been bestowed with the responsibility of leading the CCC outfit this year. He donned the national jersey recently against the Pakistan and will be most valuable player for the club. A born leader, Pathirana’s handy left-arm spin will be a major factor while his aggressive left-hand batting sums up his all-round abilities.
All-rounder Andy Solomons is the most destructive player in the CCC ranks. Renowned as a T20 specialist, Solomons has the ability to change the game with his power-hitting and he is rated as one of the top all-rounders in the current domestic scene.