McLarens undis­puted champs for 3rd suc­ces­sive year

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

McLarens with 328 points emerged Over­all Champs for the 3rd suc­ces­sive year, at the 35th Mer­can­tile In­ter Firm Bad­minton Team Cham­pi­onship 2018, con­cluded at the Mer­can­tile Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion Head­quar­ters courts re­cently.

The team set a record when they scooped up 9 cham­pi­onships across 32 Divi­sions. This has been the high­est num­ber of cham­pi­onships won by any team at the MBA tour­na­ment.

There were 224 teams from 97 in­sti­tu­tions com­pet­ing across 32 Divi­sions. McLarens won the Men's & Women's 'A' Divi­sion, Men's & Women's 'B' Divi­sions, Men's Vet­er­ans 'A' Divi­sion, Women's Vet­er­ans, Mixed 'B' Divi­sion, Men's Masters, and Men's Vet­er­ans 'C' Divi­sion. In ad­di­tion to this out­stand­ing achieve­ment, the teams man­aged to se­cure other di­vi­sional podium fin­ishes. Mixed 'A' and 'B' Divi­sions and Men's 'B' Divi­sion fin­ished as Run­ners-up. Fin­ished 3rd in Men's 'A' Divi­sion and Mixed 'C' Divi­sion and 4th in Mixed 'A' Divi­sion, Men's Vet­er­ans, Women's 'A' Divi­sions.

Ex­pe­ri­enced skills dis­played by play­ers in the cal­i­bre of Sachin Dias, Thilini Hen­da­hewa, Subash J. De Silva, Naduni Prabashini, Pradeep We­laged­era, Kaushali H. Dis­sanayake, Lanil Yatawara, E.M. Chan­drathileke and Dul­shan Ala­hack­one were in­stru­men­tal in McLarens' suc­cess.

The vic­to­ri­ous McLarens shut­tlers

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