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School cricket to resume in Kandy

All cricket playing schools in Kandy, Sri Rahula College,Sri Sumangala College, Vidyartha College, St. Sylvester’s College, Trinity College, St. .Anthony’s College, Dharmaraja College, Kingswood College have commenced training for the season with all health precautionary measures.

School cricket which was brought to a halt in Kandy due to Corona virus and were forced to take a break . Last year the much awaited big matches too were halted. It is said that this time it is going to be a limited over’ matches, and each school will get five games.

The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association has decided to resume school cricket and the long awaited inter school games will begin from mid March after the completion of the postponed G.C.E. O/L examination.

Waiting for the greenlight from the Ministry of Education for the idea and will seek written approval from the ministry within the coming week. Cricket fans are happy that school cricket will resume.

At the same time fans, schools and parents should support the players. Our young guys will play good cricket for sure.

Need a bit of time to settle down as a team. So be patient and look forward to see some good cricket in the future. They are hoping to play their big matches at Pallekelle International Stadium.

In the central hills, Sri Rahula College at one time was well known for cricket and even today they are a major force.

They are one of Kandy’s oldest cricket playing schools having first taken to it in the 1890s but gave it up a few years later and in the 1970s they came back into cricket.

Sri Sumangala College earlier known as St. Paul’s College, first played cricket in the early days and later gave up, returned to the fray even without a home ground.

Vidyartha College is also one of the leading schools in the hill capital and has produced some top class cricketers and has emerged as one of the leading cricket playing schools. They have been playing cricket since 1952.

St. Sylvester’s College is a school located in the middle of the Kandy city continues to produce good cricketers. In 1994 for the first time they won the All-Island League championship and in the knockouts lost in the semi-finals.

Trinity College, a school which is blessed with all facilities and produced top class talented cricketers is one of the oldest cricket playing schools in the country.

Before the Second World War, they not only produced several top class cricketers but also produced several invincible teams.

St. Anthony’s College, at one time were a major force in school cricket.

They have not only produced several champion teams but also produced some of the finest cricketers who have made Sri Lanka proud with one of them being the world record holder. Muttiah Muralitharan.

Dharmaraja College is a school which has a history of more than 134 years and has produced well known cricketers who have done well and represented the country.

Kingswood College is a school, where cricket takes pride of place and many cricketers have enjoyed the game. The year 1962 was one of their finest years in which they won several matches and beat Trinity College for the first time

Cricket remains as one of the the most popular sports at school level, and there are more reasons to support it.