Grand Finale of the President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog Axiata to Spike-off on Sept. 26 | Daily News


Grand Finale of the President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog Axiata to Spike-off on Sept. 26

The grand finale will go LIVE on ITN from 1.00pm onwards

The first national level sporting event to be held since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the grand finale of Sri Lanka’s top Volleyball tourney - the President’s Gold Cup 2019 Powered by Dialog, will spike-off on 26th September 2020 at the Maharagama Youth Centre.

The two-day season finale will be played in accordance to the directive and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports.

The President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog, women’s final played between Maha-uswevaRathanapala and Radawana Golden Bird and the highly anticipated, hard fought men’s final to be played between Gampaha Siyanatharu and DebagamaRantharu will spike-off from 1.00 pm onwards from the Maharagama Youth Centre, LIVE on ITN.

The precursor to the grand finale, the President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog U-23 category women’s match will be contested between Maha-uswevaRathnapala and Kegalle Hidramani, while the men’s grand final between Nathandiya United and Wenappuwa Joseph Vaas, will commence on 25th September 2020 from 1.00 pm onwards, LIVE on ITN.

“It’s indeed an honour and privilege to hold Sri Lanka’s first national level tourney with Sri Lanka’s national sport, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank our title sponsor Dialog Axiata for the support rendered towards us to conduct this tourney during this challenging period,” said President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya MP, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of Committees.

The President’s Gold Cup Championship Powered by Dialog, the largest tourney to be held in Sri Lanka, officially commenced in September 2019 with the participation of 2,500 teams and over 40,000 players. As a result of the social distancing regulations set by the government to control the outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the grand final of the tourney and the final matches of the Dialog National Junior Volleyball Championship and President’s Gold Cup Championship were postponed to the present date, after careful consideration of the health and safety of the players and spectators.

In last year’s grand finale, Siyanetharu S.C and Casual S.C were the Men and Women Champions respectively.Dialog Axiata is also the proud sponsor of the Sri Lanka National Cricket, Rugby, Volleyball and Netball teams. In addition to its connection with the President's Gold Cup Volleyball, the Company also has close associations with the National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Premier Football, Schools' Cricket, Schools’ Rugby, and Paralympic sports - by powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games, and the Sri Lankan contingent to the Olympic and World Paralympic Games.