Inaugural Northern Province T20 Cricket Tournament Concludes With Gala Ceremony
One of Sri Lanka’s largest renewable energy (dendro power) companies – Aakash Group gave sports enthusiasts of Northern Sri Lanka a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent, during its Inaugural Northern Province T20 Cricket Tournament, the grand finale of which was held on 14 January 2018 at Urban Council Playground, Vavuniya.
32 teams battled in the T20 Cricket match for the Aakash Champion Trophy along with accolades for the champion team, the runner-ups, man of the match, man of the series, best bowler, and best batsman.
Semifinals matches were held on Saturday 13 January with four teams between Kalaimagal team and the Vavuniya Police team and between St. Joseph’s and the Unified Sports Club. The first 16-over semifinal between Kalaimagal and Police teams was drawn with Police scoring 96 for 9 and Kalaimagal mustering 96 (all out). However the Police managed to win the match during the super over. After the fascinating first match, St. Joseph’s team faced Unified Sports Club where the latter team scored 140 for 4 the former (St. Joseph’s) could only Score 97 for 7 wickets.