Kandy SC take on CR at Nittawela | Daily News

Kandy SC take on CR at Nittawela

Kandy Sports Club will take on CR & FC at Nittawela today in what promises to be a good game for the defending champions who have won all their matches in the inter league competition. Kandy SC are technically capable of winning the game at home and are at virtual full strength with a pack and half backs that will put the opponents to the test. Kandy SC plans to name a strong side and a more experimental line-up at home. The play of the forwards has been particularly impressive. These forwards have delivered arguably their best performance in the last eight games. CR & FC who are placed fourth in the table failed to produce a good display in their last game against Sri Lanka Police. The Red shirts will struggle to give their best in this game as it will be a tough one against a Kandy SC side who are an extremely strong physically.

Hockey gold for Trinity

The Trinitians led by K.M. Jayalath remained unbeaten with three wins and a draw to win the “Golden Star” award at the 17th inter-school under 14 hockey tournament where 40 boys teams were in action. The Trinity College team coached by Sandun Liyanage had players like K.M. Jayalath (Captain), A.M. Ratnayake, A.J. Jayasinghe, I. Ekanayake, C.P. Weerasuriya, A. Wijetunga, H. Navaratna, Anuththara G. Bandara, H.P. Seneviratne, D. Thilakashana, K. Pamunuwa, R. Hirubashan, S. Suraweera, M. Aaquil, M. Amri and Thakshila.

Inter-house athletics

The inter-house athletic meets of Good Shepherd Convent and Mahamaya Girls College will be held on December 17 and 30 respectively at the Bogambara Stadium. This is one of the most important events of the school calendar and the occasion will be graced by the old girls and parents. Both schools are famous for sports and are sure to produce a good day’s athletics.

Kandy Football League in a bad state

It is learnt that Kandy Football League has been suspended from their activities because they have failed to hold their Annual General Meeting last year. The officials of Kandy Football had been summoned on many occasions to the FFSL headquarters. Kandy was once a powerhouse of Sri Lanka club football but today it is on the decline

Billiards and Snooker not promoted the correct way

Billiards and Snooker a onetime popular sport in Kandy is now in the doldrums with no one showing any interest. The game is not promoted in the way it should be. At one time the game of Billiards and Snooker was the number one recreational sport for many people here, but has sadly declined in recent times. Today at club level, the game is dead. Kandy YMMA one time a leading cue club does not seem to be interested. Kings Cue Club which earned a name through cue sport is no more. In the good old days every hotel which had a public bar had tables like Royal, Castle, Victory, but no longer. Today the game is popular only at parlours. Only clubs like Mahanuwara YMBA the most active club in the game and Public Services Club are active. Other clubs like University Recreation Club, Kandy Club, and Kandy Garden Club have tables for their members to play the game but surprisingly there are no tournaments. Some clubs use the cue room as their store room and play billiards and snooker to get the liquor permit. This is cue sport in Kandy.

Sachintha, first centurion for Rajans

Sachintha Senanayake became the first centurion of Dharmaraja College in the 2017/18 inter school cricket season; when he scored an unbeaten 104 against Wesley College. He is a left handed batsman who bats one or two down. He led the Rajans at under 13, 15 and 17 and has been coached by Ananda Wijesekera and Senaka Dissanayake. He missed couple of games due to examinations. Much is expected from him this season in the remaining games.

U-13 Antonians lose on bonus points

St. Anthony’s College who played with Mahanama College in the under 13 division one pre quarterfinals lost on bonus points. Mahanama 279-2 decl. and St. Anthony’s 236 9.

Kandy Rugby academy to tour UAE

Kandy Rugby Academy which gives a big hand for youngsters will go on a tour to UAE to develop quality rugby players with the skills, discipline, knowledge and support required to succeed. According to the chairman W.A. Rasheed they are keen to provide players with appropriate life skills to develop into well-rounded individuals with the ability to succeed in life outside rugby

Trinity “B” go down to St. John’s Jaffna

Trinity College went down to St. John’s College Jaffna in the under 13 Division II quarter finals. The winners will meet Royal College “B” in the quarters. Trinity “B 160 and St. John’s “A” 170 for 6.

Kandy remembers Roy

Former National Olympic Committee and Sri Lanka Hockey Federation chief Roy de Silva who passed way at the age of 80 an year ago on 9 January is remembered. He was a gifted sportsman and promoter and a product of Kandy from Kingswood College. Only a handful would remember the role played by him to uplift sport. Roy was one of the finest sportsmen to come out of Kingswood College and also Kandy where he excelled at hockey, football, athletics and cricket. Hockey was his pet sport at school and even later after leaving school he played for Kandy Whites and was an automatic choice for the Kandy District and Up-Country teams whenever they played against foreign sides. He also took to hockey umpiring and helped his school in coaching. At one time he was rated as one of the top umpires. Roy also played cricket as a right-arm spinner for Kandy United S.C. He was NOC president for 14 years.

Navin made his last journey on Wednesday

Family and friends paid their final respects to Kandy’s young carrom star Navin Kalansuriya who made his last journey on Wednesday. His burial took place at the Mahaiyawa General cemetery. The former St. Sylvester’s College carrom star was a well-loved person in his village and school. This 20 year old carrom player met with a tragic death while travelling in the train. It will be a great loss for the carrom game and will be sadly missed by many.


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