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Festival of Cricket

Festival of Cricket (FOC) is an Awe inspiring/ Unifying, Annual One day event, popular amongst the UK resident Sri Lankans.
This event held every year since 1989, has been firmly established, as the most popular event in the social calendar of the UK Sri Lankan community, together with visitors and well wishes.
The objective is through the distant and not so distant past connections, to create close bonds of Fellowship.
The High Ideals of FOC are to continuously Rekindle and Strengthen the Sri Lankan Community in the UK, across all Sri Lankan Communities, with a Strict Non-political and no affiliations/involvements.
The main attraction of the day, is a ‘knock out’ cricket competition between the participating teams, played simultaneously on eight cricket pitches, culminating late afternoon in a final match, to battle out for the year’s Winners Title.
The Tournament underpins numerous activities happening around the extensive grounds, to keep the Guests/Visitors engaged, entertained, fed and occupied. These include live on stage entertainment and with music throughout the day, a Children’s fun fair, a Bazaar with traditional Sri Lankan and international food stalls, Beer Tent plus commercial and trade stalls.
The day offers everyone fun, excitement, where social interactions and chance, surprise meetings happen, getting together, meeting families, friends, to include long lost ones too, who have come from the world over, to enjoy the camaraderie and rekindle old and new acquaintances.
proceeds from the event are made to Cancer Research UK, Anthony Nolan, Cancer Relief Sri Lanka and other needy UK and SL Causes, Member’s school Charities and communities, throughout the year, in collaboration with our Sponsors and Partners.

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Festival of cricket promotional evening
The Promotional Evening for the Festival of Cricket was held on 14th June, 2024, at the Sri Lankan High Commission in Hyde Park, London. The event aimed to promote the 34th Annual Festival of Cricket, scheduled for 7th July, ..

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“ Largest Sri Lankan gathering outside
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October 29, 2019
Festival of Cricket 2019 - Full Video

October 29, 2019
Festival of Cricket 2019 - Highlights

April 28, 2018
Festival of Cricket 2018 - Full Video


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