MCA “E” Division 25-0ver League 2023 kicks off

MCA “E” Division 25-Over League 2023

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MCA “E” Division 25-Over League 2023

The second longest running MCA partnership – the 21st David Pieris Group of Companies powered, MCA “E” division 25-Over League Tournament 2024 contested for the glittering “David Pieris Group of Companies” Challenge Trophy got off to a start on 03rd December, 2023.

The participating 18 teams, were pooled into 03 groups, as follows:

Group “A”- Emar Pharma (Pvt) Ltd, John Keells Group “B”, Slim Pharmaceuticals  Pvt  Ltd, Amana Takaful PLC, Brandix Essentials “A”, and Expo Lanka Freight.

Group “B” – HSBC, Abans Group, PABC Bank, George Steuart Health (Pvt.), LOLC “B” and Teejay Lanka PLC.

Group “C” – Commercial Credit & Finance, Ceylinco Insurance PLC, MAS Silueta, Sanasa Life Insurance PLC, Akbar Brothers (Pvt.) Ltd, and Janashakthi Insurance PLC.

Sanasa Life Insurance will be making their debut at MCA Cricket.

In the previous final that took place on 11th February 2022 at the MCA Grounds, Hayleys Group “B” beat Stafford Motor Co. by 03 runs.

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The group stage of the tournament, consisting 45 matches which got under way on 03rd December 2023 will go until 14th January 2024..

The league stage will be followed by the “Knock-Out” stage, consisting 07 matches;  the Quarter Finals on 20th January, the  Semi Finals on 27th January and the Final on 03rd February- 2024  MCA Grounds.

The selected venues are : MCA,  St. Joseph’s College, Darley Road, D.S. Senanayake College Grounds, Dharmapala College,  Pannipitiya , NSCA Ratmalana, De Mazanod College, Kandana, Royal College, Colombo, & Prince of Wales – Moratuwa.

The tournament is covered by MCA appointed Match Referees & the DLS method will be used for all matches in order to arrive at a result for interrupted matches.

The officiating Umpires will be assigned from the Association of Professional Cricket Umpires, Sri Lanka (APCU) & the officiating Scorers will be assigned by Sri Lanka Cricket Scorers.

All matches up to the Final will be played with the Pakistan GOC League red ball, bearing the MCA Logo, supplied to the participating teams by MCA at cost.

The 04 David Pieris Group of Companies powered special awards on offer are: Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Man of the Series and Man of the Final.

All this was revealed to the general media at the official sponsorship handing over ceremony held on Wednesday 06th December 2023 at the MCA Legends Wing, 6.30 pm.

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David Pieris Group of Companies was represented by Naalaka Madugalle, Director &   Chief Operating Officer (DPMC), Ms. Romany Parakrama, Director (Group Corporate Communications), (DPMC), Mr. Ajnatha Premasiri, Chief Marketing Officer, Assetline Finance Limited, Mr. Samantha Silva, Chief Marketing Officer, David Pieris Motor Company (Private) Limited.

The MCA was represented by the incumbent President, Mahesh De Alwis, Chairman Sponsorship Committee, Hasitha Dassanayake & Secretary Tournament and Sponsorship Committee, KDS Kanishka.