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Nalanda cricket team to be felicitated today

The Nalanda College cricket team which won the 92nd Battle of the Maroons after a lapse of 69 years will be felicitated at a grand ceremony at Water's Edge, Battaramulla today (September 17).

Former Sri Lanka captain Roshan Mahanama will be the chief guest.

The event is being organised by the Nalanda Old Boys Association, Nalanda Junior Old Boys Association, Old Nalandians Sports Club and Nalanda Cricket (Past Cricketers Association of Nalanda).

It will be held under the patronage of Nalanda College Principal Thilak Wattuhewa while five surviving members of the Nalanda team which won the match in 1953 will be the guests of honour.

Nalanda captained by Dineth Samaraweera defeated arch rivals Ananda College by nine wickets at SSC in their annual 'big match'.

Distinguished past cricketers of Nalanda College are expected to grace the occasion where the master-in-charge, Prefect of Games and coaches will also be feted.

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