Local Round-Up: Sri Lanka Cricket chief to attend OC event

Thilanga Sumathipala, SLC chief

Thilanga Sumathipala, the president of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), will be the top attraction at the annual prize distribution ceremony of Oman Cricket (OC), which will be held at a Muscat hotel on Wednesday. 

The 37th annual event will be attended by chief guest, H E Sheikh Saad al Saadi, the Minister of Sports Affairs, OC's board of directors and other top officials.

Thusith Perera, the general manager of the Asian Cricket Council, and Chryshantha Kapuwatte, a senior SLC official, will also attend the event.

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Sai Saran wins U16 TT crown

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P Sai Saran, U16 boys’ champion

P Sai Saran won the boys' U16 title on Monday at the ISC Open table tennis tournament organised by Indian Social Club (ISC) Muscat. In the final, Sai Saran rallied from a game down to defeat M V Sai 9-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-7, 13-11.

Also, second-seeded R Subramanian upset defending champion Marconi and top-seeded Marconi Leonardo 13-11, 11-13, 15-13, 11-4, 11-9 to win the veterans’ singles title.

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R Subramanian, veterans’ winner

Other results: Omani singles (first-round): Sami al Jabri beat Yamen al Zadjali 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8; Ismail al Suleimani beat Wael al Siyabi 11-4, 11-5, 11-8; Said al Kharusi beat Abdul al Kindi 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9; Maher al Jabri beat Manaf al Zadjali 11-3, 11-5, 11-2.

Men's doubles (first-round): Sami/Maher beat Nikhil Rajput/Jayanta Mazumdar 11-1, 11-6, 11-9; Gregory Fernandez/Anwar al Mabushi beat Al Khalil al Brashdi/Said al Kharusi 11-8, 11-9, 11-7; R Subramanian/ Asad al Raisi beat Sultan al Riyami/Ahmed al Busaidi 12-10, 8-11, 14-12, 11-9; Aiman al Farsi/Yamen al Zadjali beat Sai Saran/Subash Pillai 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-9.

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OFA to build a new facility

The Oman Football Association (OFA) has announced that the construction of a new facility at the OFA headquarters at the Seeb Sports Stadium will be underway later this year as part of a FIFA initiative. The new facility is expected to serve as a technical centre.

The new building would house a new media room, dressing rooms and a video analysis room.

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