The Dambulla Viikings is a Sri Lankan premier league franchise based in Sri Lanka and is a brand that goes beyond the boundary line, made up of many people from various backgrounds with one attitude focused on achieving real growth impact for the game and the community through hard work, innovation, integrity and quality through a spirit of teamwork.
About the owner
Synergy across brands is the hallmark of any shrewd investor, and as such it was a no-brainer for Sachiin Joshi, owner of the Dambulla Viiking Lanka Premier League cricket franchise, to install his iconic Viiking moniker on the team.
“Well our group entity is called as Viiking Ventures, and the name Viiking was kept with after putting a lot of thought into it. Vikings were known to be noble warriors. When we got the opportunity to acquire the team it was called The Dambulla Lions. I thought why not rename it as Dambulla Viiking so as to create a great synergy and integration with the belief of the company,” explains Joshi.
Already a player and co-owner of the Celebrity Cricket League team Telugu Warriors, Joshi is also the driving force behind the JMJ Sports Academy. Joshi also enjoys playing football and cricket in his spare time. As such, when the opportunity came to acquire and promote an LPL franchise, Joshi didn’t hesitate in seizing the opportunity.
He firmly believes with the right drive and execution the tournament and Viiking franchise have the potential to be among the few success stories of 2020, “we will put our heart and soul in to the game and all the hard work it needs to be a successful franchise.”
Paul StirlingBatting Allrounder