Malay Cricket Club's Motor Rally June 23
MOTOR RALLY: The Colombo Malay Cricket Club, the oldest cricket
playing club in the country, is set to celebrate their 140th anniversary
in style by organising a Motor Rally 'Head Over Wheels' on June 23
starting at 1.00pm.
To make the event more competitive, the route of the rally will be
disclosed only on that day. The rally route will move through urban and
suburban areas with many obstacles and mind boggling clues. The winner
of the Rally will be ascertained on the best timing with the least
number of debit points. The driver and the navigator would be the
co-entrants while two others could join to assist. Not more than four
persons could be permitted per vehicle.
This year the event is more significant as it coincides with the 140
year celebration of the club. The event should draw more participants
and even more surprises. Many prizes are on offer for the winners with
attractive trophies, air tickets, high resolution camera for the
runners-up and more prizes to make the event a memorable one.
The Rally is being held for the third year and past participants said
that it was an experience not felt before and enjoyed every moment of it
although they did not win.
'It is a milestone year for the Ceylon Malay Cricket Club which is
the oldest cricket playing club in the country which has a rich history
spanning 140 years. In its early days it was a force to be reckoned
with, competing on even footing with the likes of CCC and Colts CC,"
said the President of the Club T.Y. Raheem.
The President of the club Raheem added that the club is fortunate to
be one of the body formed to administer cricket in the country. This
interesting story dates back to 1922, the CMCC being a founder member
that formed the All Ceylon Cricket Association the country's first
centralized cricket administration in 1948.
This Motor Rally which is held for the third time, is sponsored by
Janashakthi Insurance, Dimo, Sea Master, The Motor Magazine, Holiday
Resorts Travels with air tickets from Metropolitan Agencies, and Real