CDB Embodies ‘Empowering the Winning Spirit’ as Associate Sponsor of the Australia Tour of Sri Lanka

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has stepped up to
the crease to empower the winning spirit of Sri Lankans as the Associate Sponsor of the
Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022. As a progressive organisation that empowers aspirations,
CDB came forward to sponsor the full international series in a show of support to the nation’s
sporting legacy. Long associated with Cricket at all levels of the game, the company has
sponsored the Mercantile Cricket Association’s domestic tournament for many years, and also
partnered the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka in 2021.
Australia tours Sri Lanka from June 7 to July 12, 2022, after a six-year gap since its last outing
in 2016, to play a full complement of matches in all formats of the game. The number one
ranked test team in the world will play two test matches against the home side, with the Lions
and Kangaroos also scheduled to face off in five One Day Internationals and three T20
“Cricket has always lifted the spirit of Sri Lankans, and we are humbled to be able to empower
the winning spirit in the Sri Lankan team and the people during the Australian Tour. Cricket
Australia has been a true friend of Sri Lanka at all times, and it is our honour be an associate
sponsor for the long awaited series.” stated Darshana Jayasinghe, Senior Deputy General
Manager, Marketing at CDB.

The teams will compete in a power packed schedule of matches played in Colombo, Galle, and
Kandy. The tour starts with the first two T20Is on the 7 th and 8 th June, in Colombo before moving
to Kandy for the last T20I on the 11 th and the first two one-day internationals on the 14 th and the
16 th of June. Colombo will play host to the remainder of the ODIs from the 19 th to 24 th June,
before Galle entices the players down-south for the two test matches scheduled from 29 th June
to 3 rd July and again from 8 th to 12 th July 2022 to conclude the series.
“Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka comes at a crucial time for the country and is therefore of extra
significance. As an organisation that has stood with the people at all times, CDB invites all Sri
Lankans to extend the legendary hospitality we are renown for to the Australia team, and to
enjoy the brilliant Cricket that is sure to be on display, in the true winning spirit of the game.”
added Jayasinghe.

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