The 28th Singer- MCA Premier League and the T20 Cricket Tournament 2021 was once again postponed, due to the SLC Invitation T20 League, which is now in progress at the Pallekele Stadium.
The League Stage (50 overs) got off to a start on April 20 with the participation of four teams, namely – Hayleys Group, John Keells Group, HNB and Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB).
The tournament went on smoothly up to April 27, completing eight matches, but stopped on its tracks due to the thirdnwave of the ongoing pandemic.
Subsequently, the MCA Tournament Committee decided to re-start the tournament where it stopped, August,10 but their efforts went in vain, due to clashing with the SLC T20.
The official sponsorship presentation took place at the MCA Pavilion Lawn recently, where Marketing Director, Singer Sri Lanka PLC, Shanil Perera handed over the package to the President, MCA, Rohana Dissanayake.
Following are the results of the eight matches completed:
Hayleys beat HNB by five wickets at MCA; CDB beat John Keells by two wickets at SSC; Hayleys beat CDB by 96 runs at SSC; John Keells beat HNB by nine runs at P. Sara Oval; HNB beat CDB by 10 runs at NCC ; Hayleys beat John Keells by two wickets at P. Sara Oval; Hayleys beat HNB by two wickets at P. Sara Oval and John Keells beat CDB by 54 runs at NCC.
Unbeaten, Hayleys Group head the table with four wins out of four, followed by HNB with two wins and two defeats; HNB and CDB have one win and three defeats.
Best Team Total from John Keells –
314 for 8 in 50 overs Vs. CDB
by the 02 centurions , Kusal Mendis from John Keells – 110 in 106 balls, inclusive of 3 sixes and 8 fours Vs. CDB and Muditha Lakshan from CDB –104 in 115balls inclusive of 5 fours Vs. John Keells;
by Lahiru Madusanka from CDB – 9.4 overs, 2 maidens, 31 runs, 5 wickets Vs. HNB Tharindu Ratnayake from CDB – 10 overs, 50 runs, 5 wickets Vs. Hayleys.