North - East Cricket Women Bring the National Cup Home
[Updated :: 2010-04-07 20:40:56 Hours]
Womenís cricket team
representing North and East at the Inter Province Cricket Tournament
held at the Welagedara ground in Kurunegala recently secured the
Trophy for the Winners beating other provincial teams.
Their victory was highly recognized and commended during a special
meeting organized at the Civil Affairs Coordinating Office in Jaffna
town on Wednesday (07.04.2010).
Commander Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Major General
Mahinda Hathurusinghe took a time off to attend the meeting and
convey his best wishes to the Captain, team members, coach and provincial
cricket board officials over their successful efffort. SF Commander
assured the maximum support possible to the cricket board officials
and the players to uplift the standard of the sport.
Later, Brigadier General Staff SF-J Brig. B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo revealed
that SFHQ has decided to organize a friendly match, Jaffna Womenís
team versus SF-J womenís team on 11th April and Jaffna menís team
versus their SF-J counterparts in order to mark the national level
victory of the womenís team.
Brig. Rodrigo further added that Army will organize another tournament
at the end of May where leather ball matches would be played.
He also expressed his desire to invite the national level players
to Jaffna for friendly matches through which this sport would be
made more popular in the Jaffna peninsula.