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Chavakachcheri Sivans Win 523 Cricket Cup 2011
[Updated :: 2011-10-24 13:11:09 Hours]

Twenty four Sports Clubs in Vadamarachchi and Thenmarachchi areas that participated in Inter Club Cricket Tournament 2011 organized by the Civil Affairs Office of the 523 Brigade at Nunavil received prizes during the finals played at Chavakachcheri public ground on Sunday (23).

The tournament which saw 24 sports clubs and twelve Army teams under the 52 Division taking part commenced on 5th September and all matches were played at the same ground at Chavakachcheri.

Out of all the teams that vied for the trophy, Chavakachcheri Sivam SC and Madduvil Valarmathy SC were qualified for the finals at which Chavakachcheri Sivan players won the trophy. 52 Division team won the Championship of the Army teams while the team of 10th Battalion Gemunu (10 GW) Watch became the runners up.

S. Theepan of the Sivan SC and K. Kirishan of the same SC respectively won the award for the best bowler and the best batsman. Out of the Army players, Corporal N.V. Prasanna of 10 GW and Lance Corporal W.A.D.C. Roshan of the 52 Division team respectively won the same awards.

Considering overall performance, Kopinath of the Kannan SC was adjudged the man of the series.

Commander Security Force Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe graced the final event of the tournament which organized to promote the sport in Jaffna and to strengthen relationship between the Army and civilians in the area.

All Sports Clubs that took part in the tournament were given a pack of sports ware by the Commander SF-J and other senior officers. Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe gave special gifts to students of Madduvil school band who made the function colourful with their presence.

Rev. Fr. A.K. Selvanayagam of South Indian Church at Chavakachcheri delivered the vote of thanks.

General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brig. Anura Sudhasinghe, Commander 523 Brigade Brig. Prabath Dematampitiya, Commander 522 Brigade Brig. Athula Silva, Commander 521 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Tikiri Dissasnayake, Mayor of Chavakachcheri Mr. Thevasayam Pillai and a large crowd of cricket fans were present on the occasion.


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