CDB Empowers MCA Open Cricket ‘Sixes’ for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB), a corporate leader positioned among the top
five largest Non-Banking Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka, has come forward to sponsor the
Mercantile Cricket Association Open Cricket ‘Sixes’ for the fourth consecutive year. The annual
tournament, organized by the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA), is recognised as a coveted
cricketing fiesta within the corporate sector and has been celebrated for over 30 years in the
Chief Guest Karthik Elangovan, Executive Director / Chief Emergent Business Officer, CDB
presented the official sponsorship to MCA Officials at a media conference held recently to
announce the sponsorship. Participating in the event were MCA officials including Nalin
Wickramasinghe – President, Hasitha Dassanayake -Executive Committee member/Chairman
Information & Technology committee, and K.D.S Kanishka – Secretary, Sponsorship Committee
and the Senior Management of CDB including Guest of Honour Sasindra Munasinghe –
Executive Director/Sales and Business Development and Darshana Jayasinghe – Senior Deputy
General Manager, Marketing.
Addressing the media, Darshana Jayasinghe – Senior Deputy General Manager, Marketing at
CDB said, “We are proud to extend our commitment to the game of cricket with yet another
sponsorship for such an anticipated cricket tournament. While CDB is excited to continue our
partnership to support the MCA Open Cricket ‘Sixes’, it is all the more significant as it is with the
purpose of empowering and investing in the future stars of Sri Lankan cricket. I would also like
to take this opportunity to wish all the teams the best of luck and we look forward to an
invigorating tournament.”
This year, over 80 teams are expected to take part in the tournament under Tier A and Tier B
segments. The Tier A matches will be held at the MCA, Thurstan College and Colts Cricket
Grounds, with 12 teams playing 15 matches at each location. The Tier B segment, comprising of
72 teams will play 96 matches at 5 locations; the MCA, Wesley College, and D.S. Senanayake
College Cricket Grounds as well as at the Sapper Ground Mattegoda and Dharmapala College
Ground in Pannipitiya.
The MCA Open Cricket Sixes will commence on the 30 th of August 2022 and conclude with the
exciting finals at the MCA Grounds on the 4 th of September 2022, where the presentation of
trophies and prizes to the winners will take place.

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