Red Bull Campus Cricket finals
It's going to be another exciting weekend for all cricket fans who
are already going mad with on going Cricket series. Red Bull for the
first time introduces the game of Cricket into their Sports Arena with
Dinesh Chandimal as their brand ambassador for Sri Lanka for the first
ever Asian Finals of the Red Bull Campus Cricket set to take place
tomorrow (April 28) at the CCC grounds.
Dinesh Chandimal, Sanath Jayasuriya, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Ali
Pakistan, Swapnil Salvi from India and Mahesh Kodamullage from
holding the trophy cup. Picture by Ranjith Asanka
The national champion university teams of India, Pakistan and Sri
Lanka will fight for this title to be crowned as the Red Bull Campus
Cricket Champions. The final team of Pakistan and India are here after
defeating their opponent universities to meet face to face with Sri
Lanka's championship team.
At the moment the T20 format triangular series is taking place with
each team being mentored by very much experienced cricket players of
their nation such as Moin Khan (Pakistan), Dinesh Mongia (India) and
Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lanka).
"Sri Lanka needs young blood to play at the national level - for this
Red Bull and the tournament is grooming them to be taken to an
international level and this is an ideal way for the young guys to get a
good exposure and experience to play at a higher level", Dinesh
"The best three teams have qualified to meet and play for the
finals," Brendan Kuruppu said. Each team will play one another twice and
the team with the highest coach is chosen to the next level. The finals
are to begin at 3.30pm at the CCC Grounds and if the weather prevails
the teams to play outdoors, the match will moved to the indoor stadium.
The team captains of Pakistan and India said they are all very
excited and are proud to represent their country in Sri Lanka and are
ready to bring in the best of the best of what they can offer.