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Even contest expected In Women’s World Cup

ICC Women’s World Cup – Preview With history set to be made and the joy of the ICC Champions Trophy still fresh in mind, excitement could barely be higher for the start of the 11th edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. And with eight teams locked together and vying for success on the world [...]

Aussies Call For ‘Emergency Mediation’ To Resolve Pay Crisis

The Australian players’ union called for “emergency mediation” Friday with Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland to rescue bitter pay talks before a looming June 30 deadline. The Australian Cricketers’ Association said talks with the governing body, through CA’s lead negotiator Kevin Roberts, had failed to achieve a breakthrough and players were frustrated at the impasse. [...]

Red Bull Campus Cricket Returns for Its 6th Edition

The search for a team to defend the island’s global Red Bull Campus Cricket title is set to begin, when Red Bull Campus Cricket – National Finals (Sri Lanka’s) kicks off on July 3. The stakes for Sri Lanka’s Red Bull Campus Cricket tournament are higher than ever this year. Not only are 20 college [...]

Galle, Hambantota to Host Zimbabwe ODIs

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka for 5 ODIs, 1 Test ODI cricket is set to return to Galle after a 17-year hiatus, with the first two of Zimbabwe’s five ODIs to be played there on June 30 and July 2. This is Zimbabwe’s first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka since a two-ODI, three-Test tour took place [...]

Ford: “Believe in yourself and play from your heart”

Departing Coach has touching message for players Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka coach, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months. SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said the decision had been arrived at mutually, “after careful consideration and deliberation”. Bidding adieu to Sri Lanka Cricket, Graham Ford stated; “It’s been a [...]

ICBT Crowned Champions At The Second Inter-University Esports Championship By Gamer.LK

For the second consecutive year, Gamer.LK, the country’s multi-genre video gaming community powered by digital entertainment enthusiasts, brought the thrill and excitement of eSports to the University level, with the Inter-University eSports Championship 2017 – Powered by Dialog Gaming. The doors were opened to all students representing universities and educational institutes in Sri Lanka. Students [...]

Carson Cumberbatch PLC Drives 106th ‘Shakspeare Shield’ Golf

The annual ‘Shakspeare Shield’ sponsored by Carson Cumberbatch PLC, is back again for the 106th time and will tee-off on the 2nd of July 2017, at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC). This tournament goes on record as being the oldest corporate competition registered on the Board of RCGC. The Shakspeare Shield is an annual [...]

Huawei becomes Official Smartphone Partner of Sri Lanka Cricket Team

Huawei, the leading smartphone brand in Sri Lanka has entered into a partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as the Official Smartphone Partner for the Sri Lanka Cricket Team. The Smartphone Sponsorship of the National Team comprises of both men’s and women’s cricket teams across all forms of the game spanning Test, One Day and [...]

Pro-Am Serendib Urges Sri Lanka To Gear Up For Global IRONMAN Triathlon

Pro-Am Serendib (Pvt) Ltd., the official licensee of the World Triathlon Corporation and owner of the IRONMAN global triathlon brand, is gearing up to hold a prestigious international sporting event in Sri Lanka, which is  the only IRONMAN event the South Asian region. The company will hold The IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo, which is a qualifying [...]

Afghanistan and Ireland Gain Test Status

Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC, meaning they have become cricket’s 11th and 12th Test-playing nations. This was signed off on by the ICC Board in London on Thursday, during the ICC’s AGM. Afghanistan and Ireland’s boards had applied to the ICC to have their status upgraded from Associates, [...]

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