DMS conducts first day/night premier league cricket tournament
Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:03
The employees of the DMS Group – one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering ICT companies, recently took time off to engage in a unique corporate day/night premier league cricket tournament which was played among the group’s numerous subsidiaries. The event was organised by the DMS Recreation Club.
A total of 11 teams – eight men’s teams and three women’s teams, participated from the eight DMS Group subsidiaries. Team Mercenaries from DMS Division 2 led by Buddika de Silva emerged as the champions in the men’s league and Team Hawks of DMS Software Engineering led by Indunil Pradeepika Liyanage defended their championship, and remained victorious in the women’s league for the second consecutive year.
“The DMS Recreation Club is an important part of the DMS Group,” said Vijayaruban Nadarajah, President of the DMS Recreation Club. “The club provides the platform for our employees and their families to bond together beyond day to day work. Over the years, the club has had a track record of organising unique events such as the corporate motor rally that we initiated for our staff way back in the 1980’s which remains a part of our annual calendar to date. Moving our traditional cricket tournament to a day/night tournament is another such effort, in keeping with the DMS culture of being a leader in whatever we set out to do.”
Sajeewa Priyankara and Asintha Ambagala from Team Hawks – DMS Software Engineering were recognised as the best batsman and best bowler respectively for their skill and talent on the field. The title player of the tournament was awarded to Viraj Ranaweera from Team Mercenaries – DMS Division 2, who was also recognided for playing the most number of sixes. Speaking about their win, de Silva, Captain of Team Mercenaries, stated: “Teamwork was definitely at the core of our win – we had a group of very talented and able cricketers and all of them performed exceptionally well to ensure that we remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.” Liyanage, who headed the champion women’s league said: “My team and I are very happy we were able to retain our championship trophy from last year. My teammates did an excellent job of fielding, bowling and batting and our victory is a testament to their commitment and hard work.”
The men’s team from DMS Software Engineering – Team Hawks and the women’s team from DMS Holdings – Team Leopards were judged first runners up in the men’s and women’s leagues respectively.