BY M H.YAKEEM
Customs, Airport knight Riders beat Customs Headquarters Gladiators by 7 runs in a keenly contested Quadrangular T/20 Cricket encounter, which Colombo Masters emerged as Plate winners, was played at the NCC ground on the 20th & 21st of March.
Additional Director General of Customs, Mr.Mahendra Arthanayake, a famous Cricketer and together with Mr.Mahes de Zoysa, who also played County Cricket in England and are true Sportsmen with much respect ,took the pain to organize this game mainly to encourage the youngsters of the Sri-Lanka Customs who has lost touch of Cricket for the past one and a half years due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and to continue playing as Cricket is a Gentleman’s game and enjoy your life as in the past with the guidelines given by the Health Authorities .
It was a prestige to see Mr.Vijitha Ravipriya, Director General of Customs, who was their to witness the final ,and it was a tower of strength to the players, who will bounce back to the game to make the organisation to be a recognised state with other contenders they face with the ongoing present situation.
FINALS – AIRPORT KNIGHT RIDERS BEAT HEADQUARTERS GLADIATORS BY 7 RUNS
AIRPORT KNIGHT RIDERS – 154/6 IN 20 OVERS
Achintha 17, Lakjeev 20, Anjana 53 not out, ,
Mahendra Arthanayake 15 rtd out, Bhatiya 10, Thilina 1/27, Dewruwan 1/30, Malshan 1/26
HEADQUARTERS GLADIATORS – 149/7 IN 20 OVERS
Malshan 54 , Thilina 10, Indika 20, kavinda 10
PLATE = COLOMBO MASTERS BEAT CUSTOMS VIKINGS BY 6 WICKETS
CUSTOMS VIKINGS – 158/9 IN 20 OVERS
Kalpana 12, Dharshana 11, Manoj 30, Avantha 17, Tharaka 62 rtd out, Chaminda Rajapaksha 2/26 , Pujitha Gunawardena 2/21, Lalith de Silva 2/29
COLOMBO MASTERS – 159/4 IN 20 OVERS
Shafeek Rahim 21, Gihan Shiromal 28, Lalith de Silva 44, Chaminda Rajapaksha 14, Dharsha Abeywardena 12 not out, Pujitha Gunawardena 19 not out, Dharshana 1/28, Kalpana 1/15, Tharaka 1/18