Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC has come forth as the title sponsor of the ‘Dialog-SLC National Super League’ 50 Overs Tournament which will be played from 24th of January to 19th of February 2022.
The ‘Dialog-SLC National Super League’ will be broadcast LIVE on Dialog Television Channel 140 and will also be live-streamed on ThePapare.com platforms, Sri Lanka Cricket YouTube and Dialog Viu app.
The five teams, ‘Kandy,’ skippered by Kamindu Mendis, ‘Colombo,’ skippered by Dasun Shanaka, ‘Jaffna,’ skippered by Dhananjaya De Silva, ‘Galle,’ skippered by Angelo Mathews, and ‘Dambulla,’ skippered by Ashan Priyanjan, will be competing for top honours in the tournament. The Dialog-SLC NSL will be Sri Lanka’s ‘Elite Domestic Cricketing Competition,’ which, once in operation, will act as the primary competition for National Selections, and the country’s top 100 cricketers will be in action
The tournament will see each team playing 08 games in the initial round, whilst the top 2 Teams will qualify for the Finals to be played on the 19th February 2022 at the picturesque Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. The games will be played in accordance with international standards, with the first game starting at 09.30 AM at parallel venues. On day one of the league Galle will take on Colombo at SSC and Jaffna will fight Dambulla at P Sara Oval.
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The entry of Dialog Axiata PLC to power with the latest competition comes on the back of its long-standing partnership and much broader engagement with the SLC as the ‘Official Sponsor of the National Cricket Team.
“The Sri Lanka national and the junior national team have performed well in the past few outings and high intense tourneys such as the National Super League play a clear role in providing an excellent platform to discover and groom new talent that one will don the national journey,” Mohan de Silva, Honorary Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket said.
“I take this opportunity to thank our partner Dialog Axiata for coming forward once again to power a major tournament such as the Dialog–SLC National Super League which will provide four weeks of excellent sporting action to Sri Lanka’s cricket-loving spectators.”
Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of Sri Lanka’s National Cricket, Volleyball and Netball teams. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Beach Volleyball, Schools Rugby, Premier Football, Beach Soccer, Schools’ Cricket, Junior Volleyball and Paralympic sports – whilst also powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lanka contingent to the World Paralympic Games.
The following games will be broadcasted LIVE on the aforementioned platforms,
- 24th Jan – Monday – Galle vs Colombo
- 26th Jan – Wednesday – Jaffna vs Kandy
- 28th Jan – Friday – Dambulla vs Galle
- 30th Jan – Sunday – Kandy vs Dambulla
- 1st Feb – Tuesday – Colombo vs Jaffna
- 4th Feb – Friday – Dambulla vs Jaffna
- 7th Feb – Monday – Colombo vs Dambulla
- 10th Feb – Thursday – Kandy vs Dambulla
- 13th Feb – Sunday – Jaffna vs Galle
- 16th Feb – Wednesday – Galle vs Kandy
- 19th Feb – Saturday – FINAL (D/N)