Winning the 1996 One Day Cricket World Cup is a golden moment for Sri Lanka. People from some countries learned that Sri Lanka is a country that exists because of the world championship.
The players who brought the world cup to the country then are now at the edge of spending the evening of their lifetime. Another moment to witness the power of those players has now arrived. That is through My Dad – My Superstar festival.
Many former cricketers will be participating in the event, whereas these new matches will be held in several stadiums in Colombo this November.
Former cricketers from 17 leading schools of this country will participate in the match, and the combined teams composed of the fellow schools will comprise 18 teams. 288 players representing the Sri Lankan national team and played at first round matches will be participating in the tournament.
Preliminary rounds will be held by dividing 16 teams into 06 categories, and the first place in each category will compete in the Super Dad cup, while the second place in Champions cup. Third places will be competing for the Challengers cup.
The media conference in regard to bringing awareness about the tournament was held at the Colombo Foundation Institute on 16.
Minister Arjuna Ranathunga, the former Captain of the Sri Lankan team who is now the head of the tournament, stated that the main objective of this tournament is to create a platform in which talented young players, skilled senior players, trainers, coaches and sport fans can cordially meet together.
Former spinner Mr. Ravindra Pushpakumara acts as the Tournament Director of the My Dad – My Superstar Cricket Tournament.
Photos – Ajith Senevirathne