Harmony Cup 2012 tournament organized by the Muttiah Muralitharan
Foundation got underway on Saturday (08) at St. Patrick’s College
grounds with participation of school teams from Jaffna and different
parts of the island.
combined team, Vavuniya-Mannar school combined team, Kandy Trinity
College team and Thissamaharama Debarawewa Maha Vidyalaya team
playing under the “C” group of the tournament took part in the
cricketers Lasith Malilnga, Anjelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara and
Dinesh Chandimal graced the inauguration ceremony attended by
a large crowd of cricket fans and officials in Jaffna.
of the tournament are being played in Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Vavuniya
and Oddusudan. Twelve school teams and eight women’s clubs meet
each other at the above places simultaneous to Jaffna matches.
Women’s teams comprise Army, Air Force and civil sports clubs.
Final matches will be played at Oddusudan on the 12th.
organized to improve the sports skills of local players and to
enhance facilities for cricket at schools with limited resources
was held for three days.
Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
on Tuesday (09) met the organizers at the ground and conveyed
his best wishes to competing teams. Prior to the matches, Headquarters
SF-J, acting as the overall coordinator of the event, employed
its troops and machineries to make necessary improvements and
refurbishing of the ground.