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FOC Launching Ceremony at SLHC - 2015

Press Release
by Mr Nihal Emmanuel – Media Chairman FOC 2015
Pictures by Mr Praneeth Hettiarachchi - Official Photographer/Web Master FOC 2015

The Launching Ceremony of the Festival of Cricket 2015 was held on Friday 29th May,2015 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Chanaka Talpahewa, the Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom.

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FESTIVAL OF CRICKET SUNDAY 12TH JULY, 2015. AT: HAINAULT RECREATION GROUND, FOREST ROAD, ILFORD, IG6 3HJ, EAST LONDON.

The change of venue from last year, is due to the chosen venue is a large play ground boasting 10 Cricket Pitches and offers much greater potential – more spaces for stalls for traders and entertainment. This year’s tournament will be the biggest challenge and opportunity for the FoC in its 26-yr history of the Cricket tournament and the accompanying variety of entertaining activities too.

The FoC is delighted and grateful for the support extended by the English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in securing this large play ground which hosts the annual ECB league matches.

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This Year’s FOC tournament , scheduled for Sunday 12 July, is gathering momentum

The action plan to organise this year’s Festival of Cricket Tournament has been gaining momentum since its AGM in October last year. Led by the Hon. President, Mr. Upul Ekanayake, Hon. Secretary, Mr. Samantha Siriwardana and Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Shanaka Rodrigo, Chairmen of Sub-committees and other members with Advisory capacities, met at the Come-Dine Restaurant in Harrow on 25th January, where the initial plans were discussed. Excellent Team spirit prevailed throughout a very warm and cordial meeting.

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