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Richmond Champions League T20 begins today

Wanindu Hasaranga will lead Team Hartley
Wanindu Hasaranga will lead Team Hartley

Wanidu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka and Sithara Gimhan will lead the three teams when the inaugural Richmond Champions League Twenty20 Cricket Tournament gets underway at the Galle Cricket Stadium today.

The three-day tournament will be conducted by the Richmond College Old Boys Association and the teams will include some of the finest current and past cricketers who have represented the school with distinction.

The three teams will be named, Team Samuel, Team Hartley and Team Trigs.

Sithara Gimhan will lead Team Samuel 
 

Sri Lankan player Hasaranga will lead Team Hartley, Sri Lanka ‘A’ player Charith Asalanka will lead team Trigs while First-Class player Sithara Gimhana will lead Team Samuel.

Each team will include international, national and school level stars.

Former Skipper Dhananjaya Lakshan was named in the Team Samuel but is unable to participate as he is currently involved in the Abu Dhabi T10 League Tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

Charith Asalanka 
will lead Team Trigs

Richmond College, have produced several top class players to the National Team in the recent past and this will be another good opportunity for them to showcase their class.

The three teams will play each other twice in the first-round (six matches). The two leading teams at the end of the first-round will then advance to the final.

The teams

Team Hartley: Wanindu Hasaranga (Captain), Kamindu Mendis, Avindu Theekshana, Thilanga Udeeshana, Adithya Siriwardane, Vinuja Kiriella, Dimuth Sandaruwan, Sugeeth Nimnada, Bhanuka Manohara, Kavindu Nirmana, Rishan Chamika, Tharinda Nirmal, Tharuka Eranga (Manager) and Dilakshan Gunasekara (Assistant Manager).

Team Trigs: Charith Asalanka (Captain), Hasitha Madhusahan, Thisara Bhanuka, Ravishka Wijesiri, Sandun Mendis, Vishmitha Wijesiri, Vimuth Sapnaka, Thisara Divan, Amshi de Silva, Chamath Dilsara, Hansamana de Silva, Yugantha Malshan, Chanitahan Wedamulla (Manager) and Pasindu Epa (Assistant Manager).

Team Samuel: Sithara Gimhan (Captain) Prabath Nishantha, Chamod Piyumal, Waruna Deshapriya, Thaveesha Abhishek, Dilum Sudeera, Chamikara Hewage, Janeth Kaushal, Kasun Nanayakkara, Kalpa Nethsara, Vishara Fernando, Nalaka Jayawardane, Buddhi Rathnayake (Manager)Malith Rathnaweera (Assistant Manager).