Semi-finals today at P. Sara Oval

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The two semi-finals of the Major Club T20 Cricket Tournament, conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket will be held today (15), at P. Sara Oval.

26 teams were divided into 4 groups, with the group champions advancing to the semi-finals.

Army CC vs Saracens SC

Last year’s runner-up Army CC will meet Saracens SC in the first semi-final in the morning. They were unbeaten in the first round, winning all 6 matches to lead group ‘D’ points table. Army beat Moors, Galle, Navy, Bloomfield, Kurunegala YCC and Kalutara TC.

Saracens SC led group ‘A’ points table with 5 wins from 6 matches. They beat SSC, Baduraliya CC, CCC, Air Force and Lankan CC, but lost to Ace Capital CC.

Army is led by former National captain Thisara Perera, while Sithara Gimhan leads Saracens.

Colts vs BRC

Colts CC were unbeaten in the first round winning all 5 matches in the first round to head group ‘C’ points table. They beat Tamil Union, Sebastianites, Police, Kandy Custom CC and Negombo CC.

BRC led the points table of group ‘B’ with 4 wins from 5 matches. There was a three-way tie with Ragama CC and Panadura CC also having 8 points, but BRC clinched the semi-final spot according to better Net Run Rate. BRC beat NCC, Panadura SC, Nugegoda S & WC, Chilaw Marians CC, and lost to Ragama CC.

 Colts CC is led by Akila Dhananjaya, while Bhanuka Rajapaksha leads BRC.

Army: Thisara Perera (Captain), Himasha Liyanage (Vice Captain), Pathum Kumara, Ashan Randika, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Yashoda Mendis, Lakshan Gamage, Gayan Chandrabose, Thulina Dilshan, Heshan Hettiarachchi, Kaumal Nanayakkara, Pathum Botheju, Asanka Manoj, Manushka Samith, Pathum Dilshan, Samitha Wanigasekara, R. Thenurathan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dinesh Chandimal, Suminda Lakshan, Roger Wijesooriya (Coach), Ajantha Mendis (Coach)

Saracens SC: Sithara Gimhan (Captain), Mohammed Dilshad, Navindu Vithanage, Malsha Tharupathi, Uditha Madhushan, Pramod Madhuwantha, Akasha Senarathne, Isitha Wijesundara, Sandun Mendis, Thaveesha Kahaduwarachchi, Tharaka Gunawardana, Gihan Ebert, Praveen Sandamal, Ayeshmantha de Silva (Coach)

Colts: Akila Dananjaya (Captain), Sangeeth Cooray, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Hashan Dumindu, Mohammed Shiraz, Vishad Randika, Ravindu Rashantha, Muditha Lakshan, Nimesh Mendis, Avishka Perera, Vinuja Ranpul, Chamoda Battage, Shalin de Mel, Harshana Wickramasinghe, Shanuka Dissanayake (Coach)

BRC: Bhanuka Rajapaksha (Captain), T.M. Sampath (Vice Captain), Leo Francisco, Duvindu Tillakaratne, Dilan Jayalath, Dushan Hemantha, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kevin Koththigoda, Vikum Sanjaya, Umeshka Morais, Danal Hemananda, Malindu Shehan, Chameera Dissanayake, Malka Madushanka, Moditha Ranathunga, Lakindu Sachin, Pasan Wanasinghe (Coach)

(IR)