MCA Di­vi­sion 'C' League kicks off this week

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

The 8th Pres­tige Au­to­mo­bile ( Pvt) Ltd. spon­sored MCA ' C' Di­vi­sion 50- over League Cricket Tour­na­ment for the BMW/Hyundai' Tro­phy will get un­der­way this week­end with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of ten teams di­vided into two groups.

In the pre­vi­ous year's tour­na­ment, Kan­rich Finance emerged cham­pi­ons de­feat­ing Cit­i­zens De­vel­op­ment Busi­ness Finance by 23 runs in D/L method and walked away with the glit­ter­ing BMW/Hyundai' tro­phy.

The tour­na­ment will be con­ducted in two stages - the League, con­tain­ing 20 matches and the Knock­out, con­tain­ing seven matches. The League stage will start from this week­end and will go on till Fe­bru­ary 24. At the com­ple­tion of Round Robin matches, the first four teams of each group will ad­vance to the quar­ter- fi­nals. The quar­ters are sched­uled to be played on March 2 and 3 with the semi-fi­nals and fi­nals will be played on March 9 and March 16 re­spec­tively at the MCA Grounds.

Spe­cial awards will be pre­sented to the Best Bats­man, Bowler, Man of the Se­ries and Man of the Fi­nals. The spon­sor­ship cheque pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony was held last Wed­nes­day at the 'The Pitch' of the MCA at the me­dia con­fer­ence.

The fol­low­ing teams in two groups will be:

Group ' A': Na­tions Trust Bank ' A', J. L. Morisons, Stan­dard Char­tered Bank, Com­mer­cial Bank ' A' and Asia As­set Finance

Group 'B': Peo­ples Leas­ing & Finance, Pyra­mid Wilmer, HNB Finance, PA B C Bank and Com­mer­cial Leas­ing.

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