IPL 2018: Sri Lankan couple wins sponsorship to watch IPL match in Mumbai

IPL 2018: Sri Lankan couple wins sponsorship to watch IPL match in Mumbai

Mumbai Indians and the Kings XI Punjab will lock horns at the Wankhede Stadium on May 16.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is into its business end and the entertainment quotient has escalated as the tournament has progressed. The fans have swarmed in from all parts of the country as well as from abroad. Recently, a couple from Sri Lanka won a sponsorship to watch the match between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) that will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 16.

The slice of luck for the Sri Lankan couple

Earl Kamalaneson, who is a full-timer in a local church, and his wife Dilhani, an assistant to the Principal in Colombo’s British School, have been blessed with the privilege as per Kashmir Times. “FoG (Foundation of Goodness) are sponsoring their return tickets and Mahela will spend on their hotel stay and match tickets,” Swanthri  Jayawardena, the Communications Specialist of the charitable institute, mentioned.

“I received a text message to my mobile phone requesting to make a donation to the ‘Foundation for Goodness and Action for Good’ which I believed was for a worthy cause. I had no idea even if I would be chosen as a winner for this trip to India.

I only wanted to send some money for this cause. Three days later, I received a call from a lady from the foundation that I had been chosen for this trip to watch the IPL match,” the proud winners mentioned.

Both Mumbai and Punjab need some wins under their belt in order for them to cement their spot in the playoffs of the cash-rich tournament. Punjab started the tournament in an impressive manner but lost quite a few matches and that has landed them in a precarious position. Mumbai, on the contrary, had a horrendous start to their campaign, but have come back strong with a string of victories and need to win all their games to go any further in the league.

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