The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) is determined to stamp out unruly behavior by spectators during school matches.
This follows the ugly incident that took place at the Galle International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday where soon after S Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia had beaten Richmond College to win the Singer trophy under 19 division I inter-schools limited-over final around 200 Richmond supporters had set upon the Thomian captain, the acting master in charge and a reserve player and assaulted them.
SLSCA secretary Dilshan de Silva whilst condemning the incident said that they would ensure that school matches of this nature would be played with security so that the players and officials are not harmed in any way.
“We will be writing to the principals of both schools and calling them for a discussion. Due to the school holidays and the New Year we will not be able to act immediately,” said De Silva.
The SLSCA secretary said that they had not yet received any letter from the aggrieved party S. Thomas’ College over the incident.
S. Thomas’ victory in the tournament ended the Southern school’s two-year hold on the ti