Ananda College court date set for the 7th

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Following the injunction order raised by Ananda College against the continuation of the Milo Premier Trophy finals after their team was disqualified from participating in the tournament owing to fielding an ineligible player in the semifinal, they have been granted a date to present their case in court. 

The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) launched an inquiry on the matter after Lumbini College, whom Ananda played in the semifinal of the Milo Premier Trophy raised a concern over an ineligible player.

“We gave Ananda College three attempts to provide us with evidence that the player has passed his ordinary level examination but since they failed to provide such information, we decided to give Lumbini College the win in the semifinal”

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Accordingly, it was Lumbini College and Thurstan College who were set to play the final but a last-minute order from court halted the continuation of the game.

Addressing the media on the day of the final, the President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) added that they will present the facts to court on the 2nd of August to state their case.

Following the court hearing, Ananda College has been given a final lifeline until the 7th to present their case.

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“Last Friday we had the hearing for the Milo Premier Trophy final involving Ananda College. There, the court ordered Ananda College to present evidence if the player has passed his ordinary level exam on the second hearing which will be on the 7th” added Ranjith Chandrasekara commenting on the current situation.

The SLSRFA is also confident that following the verdict, they will be able to stage a final and not award a joint title.