Statement regards to fire incident at Festival of Cricket 2019

Yet another Annual Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket was concluded on Sunday 7th July 2019 at the Hainault recreational Grounds in Ilford. Congratulations to St. Josephs College Team who were the winners of the cricket tournament Champions Trophy, and Royal College Team who were the runners up. Dharmaraja College Team were the winners of the Plate Trophy.

There was a fire incident that affected the happy event. The festival of cricket expresses sincere appreciation to the staff of the fire services of London Borough of Redbridge, Metropolitan Police, Stallholders, our own security staff and officials for their timely response to bring the incident speedily under control, also a special thank you to the spectators at our event that co-operated during the incident.

The affected area was orderly evacuated and it was a great relief that no one was injured. After this short disruption, some activities were reduced in order to guarantee public safety. The all clear was given to continue the cricket tournament.
Another successful event this year, and many thanks to everyone.

The festival of cricket charity raffle draw will be conducted soon and the winner’s details published.

Looking forward to your support for our festival in 2020.

Wasantha Perera
Hon. Secretary
Festival of Cricket 2018-19.
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