Dinesh Chandimal to lead Team Sri Lanka in T10 Cricket League

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Will lead Team Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal

Test captain Dinesh Chandimal will lead Team Sri Lanka at the highly anticipated T10 Cricket League, taking place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE from December 14-17.

The 28-year-old is currently captaining the team during the ongoing Test series in India and will bring a wealth of experience to the brand-new 10-over format.

The first match for Chandimal and his men will be against the Maratha Arabians at 6pm on Friday, December 15.

Backing-up their skipper in the list released by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board are hard-hitting and part-time leg-spinner Dilshan Munaweera as well as middle-order batsman Kithruwan Vithanage.

Angelo Perera, who jump-started his career with a century for the under-19s against Bangladesh in 2009, will also feature alongside left-hander Shehan Jayasuriya .

Team members also include: Nipun Karunanayake, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Vishva Fernando, Sachithra Senanayaka, Alankara Asanka, Ramik Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Shehan Madushanka Devapurag and, Lahiru Gedara.

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T10 Cricket League tickets now on sale for matches in Sharjah in December

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Among the big names to feature in the league: Shahid Afridi

Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated T10 Cricket League scheduled to take place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from December 14-17, 2017.

Tickets will be available at branches of the UAE Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange and Al Ghurair Exchange as well as Leopards Courier and Karachi Darbar outlets across the Emirates.

The prices for the four day are as followed: North Stand: AED 20; West Stand: AED 40; Grand Stand: AED 70; Member’s Enclosure: AED 100; and Celebrity Stand: AED 500.

The tickets are also available online at q-tickets.com/t10.

The fixtures for the four day-event are given below along with the respective timings.

December 14, 2017

Opening Ceremony from 1800 hours

Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings

Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons

December 15, 2017

Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends from 1600 hours

Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka from 1800 hours

Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings from 2000 hours

Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka from 2200 hours

December 16, 2017

Team 1 of Group A v Team 3 of Group B from 1600 hours

Team 3 of Group A v Team 1 of Group B from 1800 hours

Team 2 of Group A v Team 2 of Group B from 2000 hours

Bottom 2 Teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th place from 2200 hours

December 17, 2017

First Semi Finals – Team 1 overall v Team 4 overall – match starting at 17:30 hours

Second Semi Finals – Team 2 overall v Team 3 overall

Finals

Followed by closing ceremony

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Sport360's UAE Academy Award - Arjun Sawant

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Every week, we feature a top performer from the extensive pool of cricket talent in the United Arab Emirates.

From the many blossoming cricketers in the region, we name a standout player from each round of the U-17 league organised by the Emirates Cricket Board.

CRICKETER OF THE WEEK – ARJUN SAWANT

Arjun Sawant is our award winner this week after his match-winning performance helped G-Force Academy to a massive 140-run win over MaxTalent Cricket Academy on Saturday.

The right-arm off-spinner took six wickets for just 14 runs in his 4.3 overs to help dismiss the opposition for a paltry 48 after his side posted 188 in the first innings.

The 15-year-old managed two maidens during his spell, going for an economy of 3.11.

He exhibited safe hands as well, taking three catches, two of which were off his own bowling.

COACH’S INSIGHT

The head coach at Sawant’s academy, Gopal Jaspara shed some light on the rising star.

“He’s been with G-Force Academy for four years and has been consistently performing as a bowler,” Jaspara said.

Apart from his talent with the ball, Sawant his handy while wielding the bat as well as his coach pointed out.

“He’s also scored one fifty in this tournament. He’s not only a bowler but a batsman as well.”

That knock was an unbeaten 53 from 45 balls against ICC Academy in the previous round.

ABOUT G-FORCE ACADEMY

G-Force Academy was started in 2001 and has been a popular name in developing promising young cricketers in the UAE.

WHERE – Jasapara Sports Behind Park Regis Hotel, Next to Bombay Chowpatty Al Karama, Dubai.

CONTACT – +971-4-396 9994

E-MAIL – [email protected]

WEBSITE – gforcecricketacademy.com

*Stats provided by emiratescricket.com via crichq.com

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