Battle of the Greens today
Arethusa College team: (Standing from left) Sadish Kumar,
Bahudeen Riyas, Malindu Pradeep, Nuwan Jayamalith, Mohamed Imran,
Alex Dian Perera, Lakshitha Senevirathne, Mohamed Nazeer, Imzan
Imthiaz, Inamul Hasan, Sajith Jamil. (Seated
from left) Insah Bishry, Ishanka Rochana (Captain), Sudharma
Wijesekara (Physical Education Teacher), Bimla Vidranthi
(Principal), Dilrukshan Fabian Foux (Coach), Umaid Mafaz (Vice
Captain), Mohamed Faazil, Nirochana Perera (Absent),
Faazil Niyasdeen (Absent).
T.B. Jayah Zahira College team: (Standing from left) Nabeel
Naushad, Izrath Salahudeen, Arafath Nawaz, Irshad Naleer, Minhaj
Nizardeen, Rimaaz Nizam, Mohamed Ishak, Aashad Razik, Naveez
Mustar, Akeel Saifudeen. (Seated from left) Rahmath
Ali, Iqlas Ismail (Captain), T. Hameem (Master-In-Charge), M.N.S.
Farhana (Teacher-In-Charge Sports), Nazeera Hassanar
(Principal), M.R.M. Manzil (Prefect of Games), Mohamed Rizwan
(Coach), Muize Mustar (Vice Captain), Mohamed Arfan and Abdul
The inaugural 30-overs per side annual big match named 'Battle of the
Greens' between two of the oldest education institutions T.B. Jayah
Zahira College, Slave Island and Arethusa College, Colombo 6 will be
played today at the Colombo Malay ground. The Slave Island lads will be
led by medium pacer Iqlas Ismail while wicketkeeper Ishanka Rohana will
lead the Arathusa Xl.
Arethusa College, which has a proud history since 1929, has been
performing to the best of their abilities with the limited resources
available to them and even entered the second round of the All Island
Schools cricket tournament in 1998. Furthermore, they have won third
place in the Colombo South Educational Division cricket tournament in
T.B. Jayah Zahira College has also shown their cricket prowess by
meeting and defeating many schools. Motivation for the game has been
given by the teachers in charge and the prefects.
Their Old Boys Association has also extended their unstilted support.