MAS Active Contourline, Kandy emerged men's champion in the Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2012 when they defeated Brandix Intimate Apparel by 3-2 in the final at the Maharagama Youth indoor stadium on Sunday 16 December.
MAS Casualline Mawathagama win the title in the women's category by defeating Brandix Casualware, Rideegama by 3-0 at the same venue.
Sumithra Sports Club men's team won the third place when they overcame Textured Jersey Lanka by 3-1 while Brandix Intimate Apparel, Welisara secured the third place in the women's category when they defeated MAS Linea Aqua, Hanwella by 3-0.
It was a tight battle in the men's finals as both teams had won two sets each when they went into court for the final and decider set. MAS Active Countourline won the first set by 25-21 but were defeated in the second set by Brandix Intimate Apparel by 25-9.
MAS Active secured victory in the third round by 28-26. In the fourth set Brandix recovered well to win by 25-20 making the victory open for both teams. How ever MAS Active were strong enough to lift the trophy by winning the finals set by 15-10.
In the women's final MAS Casual line , Mawathagama had no difficulty to overcome their opponents, Brandix Casualware by winning three consecutive sets.
Geeth rupasinghe of MAS Active Contourline was adjudged the best setter in the men's finals while S Champika of Brandix Intimate Apparel won best attacker title.
The best setter award in the women's finals was won by S A S Sandamalee of MAS Casualline while her team mate K P S Nimanthika was adjudged the best attacker. The tournament which commenced after five year laps with the participation of 40 men's teams and 20 women's teams from the private sector.
Is it a good move to appoint one captain for all formats in cricket?
"I'm very disappointed that a national captain, within a few months of retirement, has been retained by another team at a World Cup," Sumathipala had said on Friday. "You could go to a club, a province, an IPL kind of team, or a county. But this is a World Cup. You can't have a player who has just left your country's team joining a competitive nation.- Thilanga Sumathipala
Good point,nice to see atleast now SL board is thinking and worrying about tactical information providing,but sad thing is Sumathipala only worry about england and Mahela,why can't he see Dilshan, Malinga...etc players who dedicated their life on IPL,cause who knows they also can share our tactical information to india,also since this IPL devil has started then Srilanka have been defeating to India continually...think about that the only T20 they played with youngers and without any IPL SL players then they won the match against India...Chandimal has refused to join IPL so he is the only trusted captain and we proud about him... Nilanka Mendis to Cricinfo
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