Sunday, May 10, 2015

Campus Cricket: Redbull Cricket Preliminaries end with wings

Eight elite teams who representing 8 premier campus teams of Sri Lanka qualified to lock horns in the Redbull Campus Cricket 2015 Quarter Finals which will be played in September this year.

Redbull Campus Cricket 2015 - Preliminary Round of Sri Lanka

After a highly competitive first round, 8 campus cricket teams will advance to the National Quarter-Finals of the Sri Lankan edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket 2015. The preliminary rounds held between May 7th and 9th at the Thurstan College Grounds featured a number of exciting match-ups as the next-generation of Sri Lankan cricketers put on a show of extraordinary talent in the country’s most popular sport.

The first day saw ACBT Campus beat CINEC Meritime Campus with a comfortable margin of 57 runs along with IIHE beating APIIT by a mere 13 runs. Although rain delayed the second day, KDU emerged victorious over Auston by 19 runs while SLIIT edged VHE with a narrow win of 4 wickets.

The third and final day of the preliminary rounds saw a clinical all-round performance by BMS, who beat IIT by 6 wickets while the match between ANC and NSBM was postponed to May 25th 2015 due to inclement weather. Defending champions and runners-up ICBT and RIC were given byes, enabling automatic qualification to the Quarter-Final round.

These teams will now play each other in the National Quarter-Finals scheduled to take place on September 5th and 6th 2015. Each team will battle for a spot in the Semi-Finals and thereafter, the National Finals which will determine the team who represents Sri Lanka at the 2015 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals in India this October.

Now in its fourth successful year, Red Bull Campus Cricket is an international college tournament, giving wings to aspiring young cricketers in 200 universities across 8 cricketing nations – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the UAE.

To catch up on the scores from each match, log on to Batsman.com, the Official Statistics Partner for Red Bull Campus Cricket 2015. Fans can also vote for their favorite player in the People’s Choice Trophy, which will be awarded to the player with the most votes on Batsman.com at the end of the tournament.