Kandy Sports Round up | Sunday Observer

Kandy Sports Round up

27 August, 2023

Trinity-Peterite rematch

The rugby teams of Trinity and St. Peter’s will come out today for a re-match in the quarter finals of the Dialog President’s Trophy at Havelock Park.

The League match was a close encounter between the two schools as the Peterites won 22-10 and it is left to be seen to what extend the Trinitians have improved after the setbacks. Both schools have a proud history in rugby.

Trinity host Thomians at hockey

Trinity College will host S. Thomas’ College at Asgiriya in their annual hockey match played for the Neville de Alwis Trophy on September 2. The Under-19 and 16 encounters as well as the old boys’ match will be played on the day.

On the same day the annual general meeting of the Trinity College Hockey Foundation will take place at the Old Trinitians Sports Club.

TB Jayah boxing

The Schools Boxing Association of Sri Lanka has made arrangements to hold their annual T.B. Jayah meet from September 2 to 5 at the Azahar College, Akurana.

At last year’s meet, Pallebowala Central emerged as champions with 81 schools and 430 boxers in the fray. Trinity were runners-up.

Kandy Zeylanikans win

In the first semi final of the Kandy District Cricket Association - Division III Tournament at Prison ground Pallekelle, Kandy Zeylanikans Cricket Club were able to beat Liverpool Sports Club by six wickets in a close game.


Liverpool SC 162 in 29.5 overs (Mohomed Ikrem 30, M. Asry 29, Heshan Gamage 6 for 48)

Kandy Zeylanikans 163 for 4 in 36.5 overs (Harsha Attanayake 52, Lahiru Viranga 39 not out, M. Selvakumar 2 for 52)

India-Pakistan in Kandy

Cricket fans in Kandy are awaiting the much looked forward to Asian Cup cricket encounter between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele stadium on September 2.

But on a sad note there are no tickets available for Kandy fans as tickets have been already bought by Indians and Pakistanis. Tickets are also priced at high rates. India is also billed to play against Nepal in another match on September 4 at the same venue.