Mercantile knockout hockey from Sept. 26 | Daily News

Mercantile knockout hockey from Sept. 26

The annual “Mercantile Hockey Knockout Championship”, one of the popular events in the Mercantile Hockey calendar will be held on September 26 and October 03 at the Astro Turf, Torrington.

This popular tournament, which was inaugurated way back in 1953, will be the first event, after the outbreak of Covid-`9 since March this year.

There are eight teams from leading mercantile firms to compete in two groups and Hatton National Bank are the reigning champions in the “A” division while Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited are the defending champions in the “B” division. Commercial Bank PLC will be the only firm to compete in both groups in this year's tournament.

Four matches will be competed on the opening day (September 26) commencing from 7.30 am. The rest of the matches will be commenced from 9.00 am, 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm. On October 3, the third place play off matches will be competed in the morning while the knockout matches will be played in the evening, including the grand final which will be started at 3.30 pm.

Division “A” champions will receive the Hatna Trophy sponsored by Hatton National Bank while the “B” division champions will receive the MAS Holdings Trophy sponsored by MAS Holdings group.

Division “A” – HNB Group, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, Commercial Bank PLC ‘A’, Sampath Bank PLC

Division “B” – Seylan Bank PLC, HSBC, Commercial Bank PLC ‘B’, Hayleys PLC