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U-14 Nelson Mendis cricket tournament

CCC Maroons champs for third time in succession

Champion CCC Maroons team with guests: Back row from left: Manoj Millawawithanarachchi (Coach), Sumith Thennakoon (Secretary CCC School of Cricket), Kuma Samarasinghe (Director-Singer Sri Lanka), Nelson Mendis (Chairman - CCC School of Cricket),Chaminda Vass (chief guest), Dinura Wanigasekara (CCC Meroons Captain) Eranjith Ranasinghe (George Stuward - Health Executive Director) Harsha Perieis (CEO-CCC School of Cricket), Dai Padmanadan (Vice President-CCC School of Cricket) Ravi Subasinghe (Vice President-C
Champion CCC Maroons team with guests: Back row from left: Manoj Millawawithanarachchi (Coach), Sumith Thennakoon (Secretary CCC School of Cricket), Kuma Samarasinghe (Director-Singer Sri Lanka), Nelson Mendis (Chairman - CCC School of Cricket),Chaminda V

CCC School of Cricket, the leading cricket coaching school in Sri Lanka, showed their dominance in junior cricket when their ‘Maroons’ team beat a fighting Madampa Cricket Academy from Ambalangoda. CCC ‘Maroons’ who won the Championship in 2017 and 2018, completed a hatrick of wins, in the final of the Invitational Under 14 Cricket Tournament conducted by CCC School of Cricket and played on the CCC Turf.

CCC School of Cricket, enjoy an admirable record in having won the Majestic Nelson Mendis Challenge trophy for 07 years, and also been the runner-up for 05 years.

28 teams from many parts of the country participated in the tournament and many teams from outstations did well to show their talent. Madampa C.A. from Ambalangoda ended up as runner-up and Swingers CA from Horana became 2nd runner-up, brought credit to the outstations.

In the battle for the third place, Swingers CA got the better of Mahara CA to win the 2nd runner-up trophy. The glittering awards night was held in the evening at the Bishop's College auditorium with SRi Lanka's bowling legend Chaminda Vas as the chief guest.

In his address, Chaminda Vaas, paid a glowing tribute to Nelson Mendis, Director of CCC School of Cricket, and the Executive Committee for successfully conducting a tournament of a very high standard providing, specially an opportunity for rural teams to aspire to greatness. He also offered very inspiring advice to young cricketers, how to play the game in the correct spirit, and how to prepare physically and mentally to face any kind of opposition and be strong, never to give up their efforts.

Chaminda Vaas, who is presently coaching the National U-19 team, also had some sound advice to the parents of young cricketers. He said, he has seen some eager parents going over the line by remote controlling their sons on the field. He also said that some of school coaches do this from the boundary line. He advised both parents and coaches to avoid such poor practice, and let the young ones learn their mistakes on their own.

Guest of honour, our popular National cheer leader Percy Abeysekera in his absorbing short address emphasized the value of sportsmanship, the spirit of the game and discipline, while relating some interesting experience involving world cricketers.

Eranjit Ranasinghe, Senior Director of George Steuart Helth and Kumar Samarasinghe, Director Marketing Singer Group also addressed the audience as Main Sponsors of the event, while Nelson Mendis, Director of CCC School of Cricket also spoke on behalf of the Organisers.


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