U-17 SLCF emerge runners-up

The Under-17 team of Sri Lanka Cricket Foundation (SLCF) emerged runners-up at the All India Under-17 T20 cricket tournament played at the Panchkula Cricket Stadium in India.

The tournament was played in memory of Chaudhary Ranbeersingh for the thirteenth consecutive year. Was organized by the Cricket Federation of Haryana and played under lights. The tournament was represented by 13 age-group teams from Kuwait, Tamil Nadu, Uttara Pradesh, Hyderabad, Maharashtra, Pakistan, Chennai, Pandicherry, Haryana, Jharkland, Chandigarh, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The SLCF remained unbeaten before reaching the knockout stage as they won two-out-of-two games. SLCF easily beat Jharkhand SC by 73 runs and went on to record a win by 127 runs against an average team from Chandigarh.

They met Chennai in the quarterfinal and walked away with a 31-run win before outwitting Maharashtra by 36 runs in the semi final. The SLCF took on Bangladesh in the final only to lose the game by 19 runs. Sri Lanka’s Ishan Peiris won the best batsman’s prize while Aravinda Halawatha was named the best bowler of the tournament.

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