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Old Boys' cricket in Dubai for Olcott Memorial Cup

The sixth annual Colonel Henry Olcott Memorial Cricket Tournament and get together organized by the Old Boys of Ananda, Nalanda Colombo, Dharmaraja- Kandy, Maliyadeva- Kurunegala, Rahula - Matara, Dharmapala -Pannipitiya, Mahinda- Galle and Dharmasoka- Ambalangoda, in Dubai will be held on February 22, 2013. The matches will be played in Ajman Cricket Council grounds in Ajman, United Arab Emirates commencing from 7.00 am to 7.30pm.

The cricket tournament was started in 2007 with five schools; Ananda, Nalanda, Mahinda, Dharmaraja, and Maliyadeva and since then, this event has grown strength to strength. The number of participating schools has increased to eight in 2011 with Dharmapala, Dharmasoka, and Rahula, in line with the Olcott Schools Cricket Tournament being conducted in Sri Lanka.

This annual event has won the hearts of all Lankans including old boys of Olcott schools and their families in UAE where they get the opportunity to meet and awaken their past memories during school days. It is also the opportunity for their family members to enjoy a day filled with fun and entertainments with a children match of old boys.

Newly appointed Srilankan Ambassador to the UAE, a prominent Old Anandian Dr. Mahinda Balasooriya, ex- Inspector General of Police in Sri Lanka will be the chief guest of the event while Consul General of Sri Lanka in Dubai Mr. Abdul Rahim will be the Guest of Honour and give away the awards.

In the last year tournament Maliyadeva College Old Boys won the Trophy while Plate was won by the Dharmashoka College Old Boys. For further details, contact Prasanna Samarasinghe

(Ananda College - Tel +971503419597), Channa Welihinda (Nalanda College +971506965422), Anuradha Jayaratne (Mahinda College +971508713371), Sudath Abeydeera (Rahula College +971505685516), Indralal Silva (Dharmashoka College +971508636201), Thakshila Wijesuriya (Maliyadeva College +971507558832), Thimal Banneyake (Dharmaraja College +971 557224539), Ravindra unarathna (Dharmapala College +971508988513).



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