Windies Cricket Academy carnival in Matale | Sunday Observer

Windies Cricket Academy carnival in Matale

20 September, 2020

The 14th annual mini cricket carnival of the Windies Cricket Academy of Matale is scheduled to be held September 26 and 27 at Ukuwela ground.

The biggest cricket event in the Matale town will be conducted in the under-8,12, 14 and 19 categories with 12 teams contesting.

According to the head of the Windies Cricket Academy, Ravi Punchihewa, each team will comprise of eight players and play in seven overs per side games.

Over 100 cricketers from the Windies Cricket Academy will take part in this cricket carnival and the players will wear their official colour clothing playing with a white ball. The first round will be played according to a round robin system and the two teams with the highest points will qualify for the final.

There will also be special awards for the best bowler, best batsman, best fielder, best up-and-coming cricketer, most number of fours and sixes, best all-rounder and man of the final.

The Principal of St. Thomas’ College Matale, Dhammika Hewawasam will be the chief guest on the opening day while Sampath Bank Matale Branch Manager Dinusha Ekanayake will be the chief guest at the prize giving on the final day.

The head of Windies Cricket Academy and SLC match referee Ravi Punchihewa and CEO of Windies Cricket Academy Diluka Wijegoonawardena also will grace the occasion as special guests.(DR)