Organisers announce the Murali Harmony Cup 2012

Thanks to the success of the Murali Cup and with the compassionate support of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Indian Ocean Disaster Relief charity (IODR) and other commercial and private fund-raising efforts, Red Dot and the Foundation of Goodness are proud to announce a 20 team Murali Harmony Cup T20 tournament to run between 8th to 12th September 2012 ahead of ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka.

The event is designed as a catalyst for much-needed cricket development in the under-resourced schools of the war-affected northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka and benefits from the generous logistical support of the Sri Lanka Army.…

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Seenigama Academy win the inaugural Elephant House Murali Cup

Seenigama Academy won the inaugural Murali Cup last weekend with a brilliant display against Dulwich College in the final at Surrey Village in Maggona. The final was dominated by the sensational batting of Adeesha Thilakshana, who scored a whirlwind 100 not out.

Thilakshana’s hundred, reached of the last ball of the innings after an overthrow, allowed the strong Seenigama XI score 245 for 2 in 35 overs. Dulwich College, the strongest of four English teams in the tournament, were restricted to 59 for 8 before rain stopped play in the 22nd over.

St. Patrick’s College Jaffna, who were invited to participate in the tournament by former captain Kumar Sangakkara, one of the trustees of the Foundation of Goodness (FOG), won the third place play-off against KLCA from Malaysia.…

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Elephant House partners with ‘The Murali Cup’

The goodness brand Elephant House has come forward to be the main sponsor for the inaugural Mural Cup, an exciting joint initiative by the Foundation of Goodness (FOG) and Red Dot Tours endorsed by Sri Lankan spin hero Muttiah Muralitharan.

The Murali Cup is the first community tourism-focused international school cricket festival in the world, bringing together Under 18 cricket teams to compete and support the cause. Sri Lankan corporate giant, Elephant House is a brand that has won the hearts of children in this nation. They take pride in connecting with a child in every step of their brand journey, promising to nurture their experience at all levels through their unique offerings of soft drinks and ice cream.…

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MCC Surrey Village ground opens in Maggona

The new Surrey Cricket ground at Maggona on Sri Lanka’s west coast was declared open at a ceremony held at the ground on 15th May. Paul Sheldon, the CEO of Surrey County Cricket Club and Chairman of the Oval Relief Trust, has initiated the concept and was in attendance alongside the Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, Mr. D. S. De Silva and SLC Secretary, Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga. The trio planted a tree each to commemorate the day followed by the traditional Buddhist practice of lighting the oil lamp. The procession continued with De Silva bowling the venue’s first ball to Sheldon.…

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