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Jaffna's Battle of the Hindus today


TEAM -JAFFNA HINDU COLLEGE

The third "Battle of the Hindus" event where Jaffna Hindu College and Kokuvil Hindu College, two major institutions of Jaffna's academic pride and performance, face each other in a grand cricket extravaganza scheduled to be held on 30 April and 01 May. Initiated on 2008, this massive event has gathered tremendous fan base and garnered great expectations among Jaffna's cricketing community.

The year 2010 marks the Centenary of Kokuvil Hindu College as well as the Centenary of the Old Boys Association of Jaffna Hindu College which makes this event a milestone in the history of both the colleges. Undoubtedly, this event will start a new era in the cricketing history for these reputed educational institutions.

This Battle of The Hindus 2010 gathers much interest partly due to the fact that it is going to be played at the redeveloped playground of Kokuvil Hindu College on a newly constructed cricket pitch. Also, this marks the first ever Cricket Match being played between these colleges in the post-war Sri Lanka.

The administration of Kokuvil Hindu College has also developed the pavilion with the expectation that most of the Old Students residing in foreign countries to be present, encouraged by the prevailing peaceful situation in Sri Lanka.


TEAM -KOKUVIL HINDU COLLEGE

Battle of the Hindus was officially inaugurated in 2008 at Kokuvil Hindu College playground. The first two encounters between these colleges have both resulted in a draws and this year's match has gathered much speculation among the spectators after both these Colleges performed well at the National Level inter-school cricket Championship.

How they fared in the previous encounters

2008 Kokuvil Hindu College 200 and 123/3

Jaffna Hindu College 148 and 43/2

2009 Kokuvil Hindu College 290 and 84/1

Jaffna Hindu College 170.

 

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