to carry forward one-day success
Tillakaratne, Sri Lanka's Test captain, hopes that Sri
Lanka can maintain the momentum gained during their
one-day series victory and notch up their first Test
series win against his childhood heroes on Caribbean soil.
has had plenty of time to ponder the fulfillment of a
lifetime's ambition because of the heavy rains that have
marred the preparations of both sides. There are concerns
that the first Cable and Wireless Test at Beausejour
Stadium, St Lucia, starting today will also be
are the standards of
international cricket slipping?
Australian right-arm leg-spinner, Peter Ian ('Percy') Philpott played
just eight Tests for Australia in the 1960's, and today is one of the
most highly respected cricket coaches in the world. So respected was
he that Philpott, an English and history school teacher by profession,
became the first to be named as a coach for a touring Australian Test
team. Philpott coached the Sri Lankan......
of being Ernst, even at 83
not what an 83-year-old should be doing. L. Percy Ernst was wining and
dining at the Trans Asia Hotel till around 10 Monday night, past his 9
p.m. bedtime. If you think that night out kept him indoors for some
days, recovering ... well, Wednesday was just as hectic. He was up at
dawn, put on his Sunday best and by 7 a.m. left his Kawdana home in......