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Fairfirst emerges Cricket Sixes champions, SLIC clinches Netball title

Cricket Sixes champions Fairfirst team.
Cricket Sixes champions Fairfirst team.

The Inter-Insurance Company Cricket Sixes and a Netball tournament got underway on August 24 at the Mercantile Cricket Grounds, organized by the SLII (Sri Lanka Insurance Institute) under sponsorship of Strategic Insurance Brokers - local insurance’s most trusted intermediaries.

The Hema Wijeratne Trophy and Lakvinsure Plate tropghy are now a fixture in the Sri Lankan cricketing calendar, and is the insurance industry championship that makes sure health, wellness and fitness via sport is at the forefront of the insurance industry’s goals for its internal and external customers.

Fourteen reputed Insurance teams in Sri Lanka competed in the tournament and after a competitive first round, eight teams entered the second round. In the first semi-finals, Fair first team won playing against LOLC. In the second semi-finals, Allianz took up against Softlogic team Allianz reserved their position in the finals against Fairfirst team.

After a thrilling round of cricket, the two best teams got their chances to play in the finals and it turned out to be an absolute beauty of a game. Fairfirst won the toss and elected to field first against Allianz team. Allianz team were only able to score 41 in 5 overs. The score was way below par considering the big scores in the semi-finals.

The two openers came into bat to chase down the target of 42 runs but the start was not great. But Lakshan Perera, the captain stayed strong out in the middle and got the team to victory off the last ball of the innings. The netball tounament held for the first time saw keen competition between the five teams - Union Assurance, Fairfirst, AIA and SLIC who emerged as the champions. Allianz was the runners-up.

“This year the sponsor comes fresh from launching a partnership with UNIBA partners,” the client-centric leading global network that provides insurance broking, risk management and employee benefits solutions,” said Udeni Kiridena, CEO of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute, adding, “and we are all the more glad for Sib’s stake in the championship.”

The sponsorship is also significant in the year that Sib with its partner firm Beyond Wealth (BW) launched an Employee Benefit and a wellness vertical for wealth creation and protection, with an accent on the individual wellness theme, with BW supporting the inaugural netball tournament.

UNIBA’s overriding objective is to assist and protect clients in a constantly changing world.

Strategic Insurance Brokers, the Insurance and reinsurance broker in Sri Lanka, is the sole local member of the UNIBA Partners, represented in over 132 countries. With operations spanning over several decades, SIB has diverse experience operating as a registered composite insurance and reinsurance broker in Sri Lanka.

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