Trade Finance Cricket Sixes

The annual TFAB Cricket Sixes organized by the Trade Finance Association of Bankers (TFAB) for the fifth consecutive year was held on the 26 October 2013 at the NCC grounds Colombo 07. This year’s cricket tournament witnessed a difference as NCC Grounds were illuminated, to have the Final match played under lights. The tournament kicked off around 1.00 p.m. and was concluded around 9.00 p.m. Twenty-five teams comprising of Bank Staff working for Trade Finance Divisions in commercial banks enthusiastically participated to battle for the TFAB Challenge Trophy Keen competition was witnessed throughout the tournament with Commercial Bank - A, Bank of Ceylon – A, being the spotlight entering the semi-finals through hard fought wins in the league round matches and quarter finals. Commercial Bank – A won over Bank of Ceylon – A team in the final round to become the winner of the TFAB Challenge Trophy for this year. Achala Ranasinghe and Milan Ariyawansa of Commercial Bank were adjudged the best bowler and best batsman respectively, whilst the best player of the tournament was awarded to Chaminda Fernando of Bank of Ceylon. The best female player award was clinched by Watsala Wimalaratna of Bank of Ceylon. General Manager of Bank of Ceylon, D M Gunesekara was the chief guest and Director/=General Manager of AB Securitas (Pvt) Ltd, D P S Kannangara was the guest of honor. Mr. Gunesekara gave away the prizes for the winners, whilst Mr. Kannangara gave away the prizes for the runner up. Commercial Bank 80/4 (Milan 33 Retired, Chamara 19 not out/ Chaminda 23 for 1 & Chamith 9 for 1) Bank of Ceylon 45 All Out (Chaminda 8 , Pubudu 10/ Gimhan 15 for 1, Chamara 1 for 1 & Achela none for 1)

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