Cummins Power Generation and Trade Promoters Limited (TPL) are providing power for the floodlights at all three stadiums used for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. The tournament ranks fourth among the world’s most-viewed sporting events. The floodlights enable the matches to be played at night.
The tenth set of matches since the tournament began in 1975, the 2011 Cricket World Cup is being played in Bangladesh and India as well as in Sri Lanka, from February 12 through April 2. The three venues in Sri Lanka are R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo; Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium in Kandy; and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. The stadiums in Kandy and Hambantota were constructed specifically for the World Cup.
Don Puar, director, Asia Pacific Commercial Product Business for Cummins Power Generation, said, “Winning the contract to supply power for this prestigious sporting event is a tribute to the reliability and advanced technology of Cummins Power Generation systems, and to the technical expertise and service provided by TPL, our partner in Sri Lanka.”
About the ICC Cricket World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) organizes the ICC Cricket World Cup, the premier international championship of men’s One Day International (ODI) cricket. There are preliminary qualification rounds that culminate in a finals tournament held every four years.
About Trade Promoters Limited (TPL)
TPL, the sole distributor for Cummins Power Generation in Sri Lanka, is responsible for many important power projects throughout the country, including the international airport, the main ports in Colombo, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks, office complexes and apartment buildings. TPL has also been involved in the supply of 24-hour power to the Jaffna Peninsula for the past five years.