Basketball: Mercantile League Tournament from September 10

Monday, 10 September 2018 Sport

The 28th Mercantile Services Basketball Association League tournament 2018 will be played from September 10 to October 19 at Sir Edward Henry Pedris Stadium, Colombo 5 and Sky Rim Areana at St. Joseph's College, Colombo 10. 

A total number of fifty two teams, both men and women-the largest in the history of MBA and a total of 123 matches will take place at both venues in this year's edition. 

Like in the previous year the award for Most Valuable Player of the tournament will be dedicated to late Ranil Ganewatte. 

The championship will be conducted in Divisions A, B, C, D and E for men and and it will be conducted in two Division A and B for women. 

Teams in the Men's category: 

A Division: MAS Holdings 'A', Commercial Credit and Finance, Fairfirst Insurance, Hatton National Bank, DFCC Bank, Dialog Axiata 'A' 

B Division: Nations Trust Bank 'Blacks", SriLankan Airlines 'A', Standard Chartered, Seylan Bank, Kanrich Finance, John Keells Holdings 

C Division: 
(Group A) Ranawana & Company, Sampath Bank, Akbar Brothers, NDB Bank 
(Group B) HSBC Sri Lanka, LB Finance, Union Bank, Moulana Travels 

D Division: Softlogic Holdings, Virtusa, Commercial Bank, CDB Finance, David Pieris Motor Company, MAS Holdings 'B' 

E Division:
(Group A) IFS R&D International, WSO2, Abans Group, Nations Trust Bank 'Blues' 
(Group B) Dialog Axiata 'B', Ceylon Tobacco, UB Finance, MAS Holdings 'C' 
(Group C) Aitken Spence, WNS Global Services, Amana Takaful, SriLankan Airlines 'B' 
(Group D) Hayleys Group, Moresand, Allianz Insurance, Creative Software 

Women's category: 

A Division: Commercial Credit and Finance, Hatton National Bank, Seylan Bank, Nations Trust Bank 

B Division: MAS Holdings, IFS R&D International, Standard Chartered, WSO2, David Pieris Motor Company and Virtusa.

Basketball: Mercantile League Tournament from September 10