From The Principal
May 1st 2019
The 2019 Bradby Shield
As everyone is well aware, Sri Lanka is in a State of Emergency following the Easter Day atrocities. The Police and Armed Forces are stretched to the limit in their valiant attempts to root out the guilty and protect the innocent. Whilst this is going on, the country is naturally in a state of great uncertainty and apprehension.
As a result of this, the Principal of Royal College and I have made the decision to postpone the 2019 Bradby Shield until such time as it is considered safe to play such a high-profile encounter. At the moment, the advice from Police and other authorities is that it is simply not safe to do so.
Especially given that so many supporters of both schools travel from overseas to watch the matches, we cannot wait any longer before making this decision. I hope that all those planning to come to Sri Lanka especially for the Bradby Shield will be able to postpone their trips until such time as new dates can be fixed. These will be announced as soon as possible.
Disappointed as people will be, I am sure that everyone will understand why this decision has been taken. As Principals, our primary responsibility has to be the safety and security of all members of our school communities. At the moment, these would clearly be put at risk if we played next week.
Let us hope and pray that it will not be too long before Royal and Trinity can meet for the eagerly-anticipated 75th Bradby Shield Encounter.