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National players to compete in Commander’s T20 League

The team captains at the media briefing (from left), Seekkuge Prasanna (Northern), Thisara Perera (Western), Dinesh Chandimal (Southern) and Asela Gunaratne (Eastern). Picture by Samantha weerasiri
The team captains at the media briefing (from left), Seekkuge Prasanna (Northern), Thisara Perera (Western), Dinesh Chandimal (Southern) and Asela Gunaratne (Eastern). Picture by Samantha weerasiri

Several top national cricketers will be in action when the inaugural edition of the Army Commander’s T20 League gets underway on October 5 at the Army Grounds in Dombagoda.

The tournament featuring four teams will be worked off over the course of 12 days with the final scheduled for October 17 at the Saliyapura Grounds in Anuradhapura.

The four teams, namely Northern Warriors, Eastern Warriors, Southern Warriors and Western Warriors will be captained by National players, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera.

Apart from Army Sports Club cricketers who have been selected to represent the four teams, the following National players have also been invited to participate in the tournament.

The Teams:

  •  Northern Warriors: Seekkuge Prasanna (Captain), Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
  • Eastern Warriors: Asela Gunaratne (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Sandun Weerakkody and Chathurangade Silva.
  • Southern Warriors: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Wanidu Hasaranga.
  • Western Warriors: Thisara Perera (Captain), Avishka Fernando, Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep.

The champions will receive the Army Commander’s Trophy and a cash award of Rs. 150,000 while the runners-up will be presented with a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 75,000.

In addition, special cash awards will be presented to the Best Batsman, Best Bowler, and Man-of-the-Tournament.