combined team after a series of well-fought encounters, emerged
the runner up in the Murali Harmony Cup 2012 finals held at Oddusudan
on Wednesday (12).
team defeated Mannar combined team, Kandy Trinity College team
and Thissamaharama Debarawewa Maha Vidyalaya team during the matches
played at Jaffna St. Patrick’s College ground under the “C” group
of the tournament on 8th, 9th and 10th September.
Maliyadeva College team was defeated by the Jaffna team at semi
finals held in Kilinochchi on the 11th. However, at the finals
they were trounced by Colombo St. Peter’s team that scored 91
for 9 within 18.1 overs
St Patrick’s College, Kokuvil Hindu College, Jaffna Central College,
St John’s College, Kanakarathnam Maha Vidyalaya and Thelippalai
Mahajana College formed the Jaffna combined team.
Herath of Mathale had been coaching cricket in Jaffna for the
past two and half years. A.S. Nishanthan, manager of the Jaffna
combined team and Junior Selector Northern Province Sri Lanka
Cricket said that effort of Laksitha, commitment of players and
assistance of the Army brought about this victory to Jaffna.
- Jaffna (SF-) in its project to improve standard of cricket in
Jaffna has made many donations of sports items to schools and
clubs in Jaffna. In addition, Headquarters SF-J annually organizes
CIMIC Cup cricket tournament to encourage Jaffna players and to
improve their skills.