team representing Security Force Jaffna was able to clinch the
20 - 20 Soft ball Cricket Tournament organized by Headquarters
Security Force Jaffna in collaboration with Sri Lanka Cricket
The final match held at the Palaly cricket ground on 30 September
2017 was witnessed by a huge amount of cricket fans and distinguished
guests including Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander
SF (J) who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Division Commanders,
Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and Staff Officers of
HQ SF (J) were also present at the event.
The Cricket Tournament was conducted with the participation of
35 teams. Accordingly, 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment team and
2 Military Intelligence Corps team had qualified for the finals.
During finals 5 VIR team won by 7 wickets. 2 MIC scored 86 runs
for 20 overs. However, 5 VIR scored 87 runs in 14th over with
7 wickets in hand. Both teams were awarded certificates at the
The tournament was organized with the view of improving the sports
skills of soldiers and to develop cohesion among them.