The inaugural SLABA Cricket sixes tournament was held with the participation of 26 teams at NCC Grounds, Colombo 07 on 23rd November 2014. Thread Works (Pvt) Ltd, renowned for their brand Velona, emerged winners, following a strong performance.
This competitive tournament saw teams representing several members of SLABA playing the country’s beloved sport in good spirits and in a fun, family-friendly carnival atmosphere. Although known as the “Gentleman’s Game”, females were also encouraged to participate in the proceedings.
The championship trophy, sponsored by Sri Lankan high street fashion giant Fashion Bug, was handed over to the captain of the Thread Works team Dushan Gamage by Dr. Faraz Hameed, Deputy General Manager of Fashion Bug.
A large crowd was present to watch the match and to enjoy the atmosphere of the tournament. Special prizes were also handed out to the Runners Up and the Best Dressed Team. Food Stalls, a Beer Outlet, DJ Music, Karaoke, and a host of other fun events marked the occasion.
Members of the winning team included Dushan Gamage (Captain), Shanaka Shahan, Harsha, Sampath, Chanuka, Dilshika, Shandika and Areshan.