5th SLAEAJ Japan Cup Cricket Festival 2017 at Sanbu no Mori Fureai Park Ground, Sanmu City. [04 September, 2017]
Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association completed the SLAEAJ Japan Cup Cricket Festival 2017 as planed on the 23rd July 2017 at Sanbu no Mori Fureai Park Ground, Sanmu City. This was held with the blessing of his Excellency Prof. Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake, the ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan and the invited guests Mr. Dammika Prasad, from Sri Lankan National Cricket team.
The event was organized with the valuable assistance of Sri Lankan Associations and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan. Cricket festival was started with the opening ceremony conducted by Mr. Jagath Ramanayake. He invited to Mr. Dammika Prasad for hosting the national flag and Mr. Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Deputy Mayor of Sanmu City also warmly welcomed all the team players and participants during his speech.
As next Mr. Nishantha Meegalla explained the rules and regulations to the players. Mr. Dammika Prasad and Mr. Dulip Samarasekara also addressed to event participants and wished them luck
At the end of this tournament team Tochigi has won the series and the wining trophy has been presented by his Excellency Prof. Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake, the ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan, and finally Mayor of Sanmu City Mr. Senshu Shiina has been warmly thanked everybody who participated to the event.
Twenty Four teams participated to the tournament as follows,
Tochigi A, Tochigi B, Gregg Sri Lanka, Noda Central, Gunma Youth A, Gunma Youth B, Ibaraki Team (Ibaraki CC), Shiroi CC, Samurai Cricket Club, Chiba Lion Heart, Nakano Cricket Club, Nagoya Cricket Club, Utsunomiya Cricket, Gunma Suhadha Youth, Takasaki CC, Kashiwa CC, Kobe Motors, Chiba Gladiators, Chiba Kings, Yachimata Tigers, Saginomiya CC, Sammu City Team, ADC Line