Month of March is the cricket festive season for the schools in Sri Lanka. Cricket is by far the most popular sport in Sri Lanka. March is the month where two rival schools lock horns for a cricketing battle.
When the two rival schools play their cricket match, that is called the Big Match. All the Big Matches have unique nick names. ‘Battleof the Blues played between RoyalCollege and St. Thomas Collage is the second largest uninterrupted cricket series in the world. Then there are many more cricket matches to name few are Battle of the Saints played between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s Collge, Battle of the Maroons Played between Ananada College and Nalanda College and the Kandy Battle of the Blues played between Trinity and St. Anthony’s College.
During the Big Match season school boys will go wild. They put their school flags while they are going to school and coming back home. With the old boys they organize vehicle parades and many more activities. Big match brings a real carnival atmosphere to all and Cricket is played in true spirit.