Sri Lanka Telecom sponsored the first ever big match between Wesley College, Kalmunai and Vipulananda Central College, Karaitivu titled ‘Eastern Coastal War,’ taking the game to the Eastern Province for the first time. A press conference was organized by SLT leading up to the big match providing an opportunity for the respective schools to express their views in what proved to be a significant occasion.
The press conference comprised F Newton Nishanth, RTOM/KL, V Prapakaran, the Principal, Wesley High School, Kalmunai, T Vithyarajan, Principal, Vipulananda Central College, Karaitivu, M Sanjeev, Captain, Vipulananda Central College team, G Vinojith, Captain, Wesley High School team
The Big Match was played at Vipulananda Central College grounds in Karaitivu and it demonstrated a fine display of bowling from both teams.
Vipulananda Central College batting first made 137 runs in 28.1 overs following stunning effort from the Wesley bowlers, but Vipulananda then produced an even better performance with the ball as they surpassed Wesley College for 91 runs securing a 46-run victory
SLT had also made arrangements to distribute three special awards for individual performances for Man of the Match, Best Batsman and Best Bowler.
The Big Match between the two teams was a huge success and it proved to be a highly competitive match attracting a massive crowd.
By supporting such sports events, SLT expects to empower youth to access equal opportunities. SLT is dedicated to empower the generations of sporting talent in the country by sponsoring sporting encounters in all parts of the island