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Domestic cricket season to start with Major L/O on October 27

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NCC defending champions of the Major Limited over tournament
NCC defending champions of the Major Limited over tournament

The Major Club Limited Overs Cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will kick off on October 27th while 26 first class teams are set to play in this limited over tournament under two different groups namely Group A and Group B.

The tournament will be played as per the new structure proposed by SLC Cricket Committee which has planned to scrap the existing ‘Tier A’ & ‘Tier B’ competitions for the clubs. In the new structure, all 26 teams currently with first-class status will be divided into two groups of 13 teams and will play three-day matches in the Major Clubs League Tournament and 50-over cricket in the Major Clubs Limited Overs Tournament. Last April NCC emerged champions at the limited over tournament defeating Ragama CC by 145 runs.

The tournament will run from 27 October to 28 November in accordance with the health guidelines issued by the Government.

SLC officially announced the fixtures of this limited overs tournament yesterday.

The groupings are as follows.

Group A – NCC, Army SC, Moors SC, Navy SC,Kurunegala YCC, CCC, Negombo CC, Nugegoda SC, BRC, Kandy Customs SC, Kalutara CC, Lankan CC, Air Force SC

Group B – Ragama CC, Baduraliya CC, Tamil Union C&AC, SSC, Bloomfield, Colts CC, Saracens SC, Chilaw Marians CC, Galle CC, Panaura SC, Police SC, Sebastianites, Ace Capital CC

Following are the opening day matches on October 27.

Army SC Vs Air Force SC at Army grounds Dambegoda, Baduraliya CC vs Ace Capital CC at Surry grounds Maggona, Moors SC Vs Lankan CC at Moors grounds, Tamil Union Vs Senbastianites at P. Sara Oval grounds, Navy Vs Kalutara CC at Welisara, SSC Vs Police SC at NCC grounds, Kurunegala YCC Vs Kandy Customs CC at Welagedera Stadium, Bloomfield Vs Panadura SC at Bloomfield grounds, CCC Vs BRC at BRC grounds, Colts Vs Galle CC AT Colts grounds, Saracens Vs Chilaw Marians at Katunayake


Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 01:00

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