According to ICC media manager Brian Murgatroyd, the event will be held on Wednesday at Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Colombo where four teams including International Media, Sri Lankan Media, ESPN Star Sports and ICC Cricket World Cup local organising committee will take part in the one day event.
He said that media cricket day event will provide some healthy activity for sports journalists and media persons, where International media team will represent foreign sports journalists including Pakistan, India, Australia and others.
Brain told that the opening match will play between International Media and Sri Lankan media. “ESPN Star Sports and ICC Cricket World Cup local organising committee will compete in the second match while winners of both matches will fight in the final and losers of both matches will play for the third position match”.
He said that media cricket day event will strengthen the relationship between international and local cricket media and this will also recall these journalists for the good memories of their stay in Sri Lanka during the 2011 cricket world cup.
Meanwhile International media team announced to contest in the events and the journalists are from Pakistan Afzal Javed (Online), Rizwan Ali Joji (AP), Osman Samiuddin (Cricinfo), Tariq Hussain (Express News), Muhammad Faheem Anwar (Nawai-e-Waqt), Khalid Hussain (The News), Abdul Rasheed Shakoor (BBC), Zulfiqar Baig (Express), Ayaz Akbar (Khyber TV), Shahid Hashmi (AFP), Shams Parviaz (PTV), Abdul Majid Bhatti (Jang), Ishfaque Sajid (Royal TV), Zahid Farouk Malik (ATV), Afzaal Ahmed (Khabrian), Faisal Sahi. Susanta Mandal, Amit Gupta, Radha Krishan, Unni Gopalakrishan, Bharat B, Anirudh Krishna, Ateet Sharma will represent Indian media.