Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, and its sub-brand Runn took center stage in sponsoring the recently concluded Runn T10 Women’s Cricket Championship. Organized by the Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association to mark its 27th-anniversary celebration, the tournament unfolded at the prestigious St. Anthony’s College playground in Wattala.
The championship aimed to elevate the prowess of young Sri Lankan women cricketers, guiding them toward their next cricketing milestones. Eight formidable Women’s Club teams from across the country showcased their talents in the fast-paced T10 format. Ranweli SC from Gampaha emerged as the champions, displaying exceptional skill and determination. Kalutara PCC from Kalutara secured the runner-up position, while Monarch SC from Horana claimed the second runner-up spot.
Ashkar Hussain, Head of Marketing Emerald International, expressed his delight, stating, “Emerald International is proud to be associated with an event that promotes and nurtures the incredible talent of Sri Lankan women cricketers. The dedication and skill displayed by the participants reflect the spirit of excellence we strive for at Emerald.”
Rohini Fernando, founder of Women’s Cricket National Body, Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association, former Sri Lankan cricketer, and President of the Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association commended the participants, saying, “The Runn T10 Women’s Cricket Championship has not only showcased the exceptional cricketing skills of these young women but has also provided them with a platform to pursue greater opportunities in the world of cricket. The future of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka looks incredibly promising.”
The winning and runner-up teams received Runn Championship trophies and gift cheques for the entire team. Additionally, individual performers were recognized with nine awards, each accompanied by valuable gift vouchers from Runn. These outstanding performances have opened doors for players to join top clubs and become eligible for selections to the Sri Lanka Women’s A team.
Runn is an athleisure brand under the Emerald umbrella that specializes in manufacturing men’s and ladies’ athleisure clothing, along with men’s innerwear, including vests, underwear, and socks. This diverse product range is available across Exclusive Emerald outlets, www.emerald.lk, and partner retail stores islandwide. Run aims to provide stylish and comfortable activewear for both men and women, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.