CMCC to celebrate 150th anniversary in 2022


Series of sports activities organized throughout the year

The Colombo Malay Cricket Club (CMCC), the oldest cricket club in the country (est. 1872) will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2022, and to mark this momentous occasion has organized a series of sports activities throughout the year.

“The anniversary celebrations will kick-off with the launch of the First Day Cover to mark CMCC’s 150th inauguration on 19 March, followed by a cricket encounter between the CMCC and Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI. The highlight of the celebrations will be a commemorative Charity Dinner on 26 March where the keynote speaker will be Sri Lanka’s cricket legend and former MCC Chairman Kumar Sangakkara,” said Rizwan Badoordeen President of the CMCC at a press conference held on 4 January at the ‘Padang’.

“We have also lined up several tournaments throughout the year such as an invitation 6-a-side Cricket Tournament, Hockey and Netball carnival, Sepak Takraw and Badminton Open invitation tournaments and a rugby competition,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Malay Association Centenary (SLMA), the cultural arm of CMCC, will celebrate its Centenary Anniversary on 22 January with a gathering of Malays from all parts of the Island. Many events have been planned to mark the centenary year.