One of Sri Lanka’s leading food manufacturers, Edinborough Products (Pvt) Ltd., has stepped in to the local sports arena by sponsoring Open Doubles and Junior Squash Tournaments 2022 which commenced on 26 March and will go on till 3 April at the Army Squash Complex, Mattegoda and SSC courts.
This excellent gesture of support by Edinborough is ample testimony to its commitment to promote squash in the country in partnership with the national body Sri Lanka Squash.
The Junior tournament features boys and girls in age groups Under-9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19, and all top ranked Men and Women are expected to take part in the first Open Doubles Tournament which comprises Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
The finals will take place on 3 April (from 4.00 p.m. onwards) at the Army Squash Complex, Engineer Park, Mattegoda, and the awards ceremony will take place soon after.
R.P.M. Zalmy, Managing Director of Edinborough Products (Pvt) Ltd said: “We at Edinborough came forward to support the sport Squash at junior level as we believe that any developing sport needs to be supported at the very junior levels. Also, this particular sport is still not very popular in Sri Lanka. Therefore, not many brands would want to support considering the low level of publicity as against the cost. Edinborough is proud to partner with ‘Edinborough Open Doubles & Junior Squash Tournaments 2022’.
“I am delighted to have Edinborough on board our journey as a partner to promote the sport in Sri Lanka, especially among the youth, and this is a long-term plan than a short-term one,” added Suren Kohombange, President, Sri Lanka Squash.
Sri Lanka squash is on a major promotion drive to uplift the sport with its players making inroads in the PSA (Professional Squash Association) leagues and also the sport been actively promoted at junior level in the regional areas with pathway programmes.