The 03rd Fair & Lovely Men – MCA “B” Division League Tournament 2020 will be even fairer & lovelier for the cricketers, as the tournament comes around on the 05th of October 2019.
The tournament will be conducted with all the paraphernalia attached to an ODI (colored clothing, white ball etc. ) for the third consecutive year with a few new frills attached to it by the sponsor Unilever Sri Lanka.
Out of the 7 teams that has confirmed participation, 3 teams are new, namely, Asia Asset Finance, Pyramid Wilmar (coming up from the MCA division “C”) & MAS Silueta (Coming down from MCA Premier League 2019)
The other 4 teams are: Unilever Sri Lanka, Singer SL “A”, Citizens Development Finance (CDB) & Hatton National Bank (HNB) “A”
The Tournament will be concluded on a league basis in 02 stages. The round robin, containing 21 matches will commence on 5th October and will go on till 27th October 2019.
At the completion of the round robin stage, the 4 top teams in the points table will advance to the final round.
The final round matches will be conducted on 02nd November and the Final on 09th November 2019.
The selected venues: MCA, BRC, Surrey, Maggona, Army Dombogoda, De Soysa Park, Moratuwa, Army Panagoda, P. Sara Oval & Colombo Colts Grounds.
The Official Ball: The same used for the MCA Premier League – the Grays of Cambridge (Pakistan) “Cavalier” white ball, directly imported by MCA from Pakistan, supplied to the teams at cost.
The Players Control Team (PCT)
All 24 matches will be supervised by an MCA appointed Match Referee; the Official Umpires will be assigned by the Association of Cricket Umpires (ACU) and Official scorers, will be assigned by SL Cricket Scorers, who will also supply the DLS method.
Fair & Lovely Men Special awards: Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Man of the Final, Man of the Series.
Flash back to 2018 Season: In the Final played on 18th November 2018 at the MCA Grounds, JKH “B” lifted the brand new Fair & Lovely Men Trophy, beating Kanrich Finance “B” by 7 wickets.
The sponsorship handing over ceremony cum Media Conference was held on Wednesday, 11th September at the MCA’s Fine Dining Restaurant – “The Pitch”, at 6.30 pm.
Associated with the ceremony were: Mr. Mihira Kulatunga Marketing Manager, Unilever, Sri Lanka, Mr. Milinda Weerasinghe Senior Brand Manager, Unilever Sri Lanka, the MCA Officials were Roshan Iddamalgoda (President), Mahesh de Alwis (General Secretary), Rohan Somawansa (Secretary Sponsorship Committee) & Sujeewa de Silva (Chairman Tournament Committee)