143rd Royal Thomian Cricket Encounter from July 21 | Daily News

143rd Royal Thomian Cricket Encounter from July 21

Being the oldest uninterrupted cricket series in Sri Lanka and the second oldest in the world, the “Royal–Thomian Cricket Match” is a cricketing tradition with over 143 years of history.

This year the 143rd Battle of the Blues between Royal College Colombo and S.Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia is scheduled to be played on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd of July 2022 at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) grounds Colombo.

Whilst we had originally planned to have a normal match in line with past expectations, given the current serious socio-economic issues being faced by our nation we have re-evaluated our position and the Royal Thomian Joint Match Organizing Committee (RTJMOC) in close consultation with and the concurrence of the heads of the two schools have unanimously agreed to scale down and play this year’s game only as a schoolboys’ match.

Thus, the 143rd Royal-Thomian will be played with the presence of only a segment of the senior boys as allowed by the school authorities but not be open to the public.

However, we are pleased to inform loyal supporters of this important event that the match will be broadcasted live with our principal sponsor Dialog Axiata via PAPARE channel on Dialog TV in the interest of the old boys, Tent holders and general cricket viewing public.

Add new comment