Dinesh Chandimal mentors Red Bull Campus Cricket

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The Mora Sharks will have an opportunity of a lifetime when Sri Lanka’s T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal mentors them for the upcoming Red Bull Campus World Finals. He will be ably supported by the upcoming star on the national side Lahiru Thirimanne. The two stars of the national cricket team will mentor the local boys on T20 cricket, playing under the lights at the iconic R. Premadasa, together with big match psyche and much more.

The aim is to boost these youngsters’ confidence levels, hone their skills and tweak their technique.

Red Bull Campus Cricket provides an impetus for university cricketers to play competitive cricket in atmosphere that replicates the pomp and pageantry of an international game.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for these cricketers to get a first-hand experience of an international game. I have seen the growth of Red Bull Campus Cricket from its inaugural year and I’m excited for our boys to win it this year. Good luck guys, I’ll be cheering for you,” said Sri Lanka T20 Captain and Red Bull athlete Dinesh Chandimal.

Mora Sharks, from the University of Moratuwa, will represent Sri Lanka in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals 2013. The Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals is all set to be bigger and better than last year with six international teams participating. Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will battle it out in a series of T20 matches to determine who will clinch the Red Bull Campus Cricket World finals.

The tournament will span over a period of five days played as two double headers with two games played during the day and two games played under lights. The six teams will be divided into two groups of three, where each team will play the other twice from 2 to 4 April. The top four teams will proceed to the semifinals to be played on 5 April and the top two will compete for the championship title on 6 April.

Red Bull Campus Cricket is the world’s first and only international university league cricket championship to be played in accordance to ICC standards. The battle begins, be prepared to be bowled over. Admission to watch the event is free.