Jaffna Hindu, the champion of the Jaffna Central Basketball tournament
Posted on: 01/11/2015 (Sunday)
Jaffna Hindu seized the Pon.Vipulananthan basketball champion trophy of Jaffna Central College beating the host. As part of the 200th anniversary celebration, Jaffna Central College Prefect Board organized Pon.Vipulananthan memorial basketball tournament and the finale of the tournament was held on the Friday, 30th October 2015 at the Jaffna Central Basketball Court. At the final, Jaffna Hindu faced Jaffna Central and maintained its lead throughout and won the match with a comfortable 69:60 points seizing the champion trophy. This is the fourth time Jaffna Hindu lifted the trophy. Previously too, in 2011, 2012, and 2013 Jaffna Hindu won this trophy.
This is a hat trick win for Jaffna Hindu. In the current year of 2015, this is the third consecutive trophy Jaffna Hindu seized at the Northern Provincial level. In the Pon.Vipulananthan Basketball tournament this year, Jaffna Hindu first faced St. John’s College at the league match and won the match with a score of 99:28. The quarter final was scheduled against Vavuniya Tamil Maha Vidyalayam and that was a walk over. Jaffna Hindu played the semi-final against Mallavi Central College and scored 38:33 sealing its place in the final. Jaffna Central College beat Anjal school and entered the final. Playing against Jaffna Central at the final, Jaffna Hindu scored 69:60 and won the champion trophy. The Jaffna Hindu champion team consisted Theivendram Athavan (Captain), Vishnuvarathan, Kajanthan, Tharshigan, Sarangan, Keerththanan, Sharmilan, Subangan, Piraban, Nishanthan, Jeevethuvarakhan, and Mohanaranjan. The Man of the Match was Vishnuvarthan from Jaffna Hindu College and the Man of the Series was Venujan from Jaffna Central College.
Jaffna Hindu Basketball Team with the trophy
Jaffna Hindu Basketball Captain Theivendram Athavan receiving the Trophy