TFAB Cricket Sixes
The annual TFAB Cricket Sixes organised by the Trade Finance Association of Bankers (TFAB) was held on 30 May at the NCC grounds Colombo 7 for the sixth time. The cricket tournament kicked off around 1 p.m. and was concluded around 10 p.m. For the second time semi finals and finals were played under lights. 28 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, Citi Bank, being the spotlight entering the finals through hard fought wins in the league round matches and quarter finals. Commercial Bank – A won over Citi Bank team in the final round to become the winner of the TFAB Challenge Trophy. Yasminth Thanura of Cargills Bank Ltd. was adjudged the best bowler and Naleen Pradeep of Citi Bank was adjudged the best batsman respectively, whilst the best player of the tournament was awarded to Achela Ranasinghe of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. The best female player award was clinched by Harshini Fernando of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC Rangana Herath was the Chief Guest and Director/General Manager of AB Securitas Ltd., D.P.S. Kannangara was the Guest of Honour. Rangana Herath gave away the prizes for the winners, whilst Kannangara gave away the prizes for the runner up.