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.