The inaugural Sri Lanka Army Commander’s T20 League tournament concluded on the 17th October 2020 at the SLAOC Grounds, Dombagoda with DIMO Southern Warriors emerging victorious. DIMO Southern Warriors beat Super Fashion Northern Warriors by 9 runs in an exciting game which swung in favor of both sides throughout the match.
DIMO Southern Warriors who batted first scored 159 runs for 6 wickets in their 20 overs. In their reply, Super Fashion Northern Warriors could only score 150 runs for the loss of all wickets. DIMO Southern Warriors skipper, Dinesh Chandimal was crowned as the Best Batsman of the series. The league which kicked off on 5th October comprised of 12 matches where DIMO Southern Warriors topped the points table in the first round with 14 points in six matches.
The awards ceremony was held under the patronage of the Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. The inaugural Army Commander’s T20 league was organized by Sri Lanka Army Cricket committee with the objective of selecting highly talented players and grooming them to the national level. A total of 16 national players were invited to feature in the four teams which strengthened each team’s stature.
DIMO came forward as the sponsor of Southern Warriors led by Dinesh Chandimal to support this initiative of the Sri Lanka Army. Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, was present at the final. Major Dinesh Chandimal has also been given the responsibility of leading the Sri Lanka Army Cricket Team for the 2020 season. DIMO believes these partnerships play a vital role in enabling Army Cricket to perform better in the coming season.