Tag: The Murali Cup

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »

The Laureus Foundation, Botham & FOG announce a cutting-edge school and sports centre project for Mankulam

By Michael Roberts A significant media event was hosted by the Laureus Foundation on the Sunday evening 27th March 2011 at a function room in the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo with Sir Ian Botham, Kushil Gunasekera, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Vaughan and Christopher Martin-Jenkins on the podium. The gathering was meant to publicize a… Read More »

School cricketers from UK and Malaysia to visit Sri Lanka for Murali Cup 2011

By Hilal Suhaib. Hilal is a cricket writer for The Island newspaper in Sri Lanka Cricketers from schools in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Sri Lanka will come together for the Murali Cup 2011 taking place from 12 – 18 July, 2011 in Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast. The Murali Cup is a community work-focused… Read More »

The Humanitarian Hero

On Boxing Day 2004 Muttiah Muralitharan slept through his alarm clock. If he had awoken he would have been driving south down the Galle Road and into the full brunt of the Tsunami that was already ravaging southern Sri Lanka. Instead he was turned back by a policeman as he left Colombo. In his home… Read More »

Murali 800

As something of an adopted Sri Lankan myself, I felt obliged to journey south to Galle from Colombo to join the great pilgrimage to Muttiah ‘Murali’ Muralitharan – the Tamil man who has been hero to the island’s cricket cult for the past 18 years. Following the announcement of Murali’s impending retirement from Test cricket… Read More »

The Murali Story

In the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami disaster, nowhere was cricket’s reaction to a humanitarian crisis quicker and more direct than in Sri Lanka. At a time where political disharmony and corruption threatened to derail the relief process, it was Muttiah Muralitharan who used his status as a national cricket hero to galvanise an immediate… Read More »