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Kumar also turns down invite as past proposals were ignored

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has also turned down an invitation to be part of the Sri Lanka Cricket administration calling it a “waste of time”. In a letter to the Sports Minister, Sangakkara has said that the former Sports Minister had also sought his assistance yet he wasted six months in an [...]

Murali terms invite to help SLC a “cunning move”

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has rejected an invitation to assist Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) calling it a “cunning move”. In a statement today Muralitharan said that he appreciated the invitation which firstly reached him via the media and was then officially confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLC. “I am of the [...]

Former cricketer seeks support for Thilanga

By Samantha Hewabandula A former top cricketer has urged several cricket clubs to back Thilanga Sumathipala at the Sri Lanka Cricket board elections. The former cricketer who is still a popular figure in Sri Lanka, has spoken to some clubs and convinced them that Sumathipala is the best option for the game in Sri Lanka. Sumathipala is [...]

Thilanga, Nishantha, Jayantha, Mohan submit nominations for SLC polls

Thilanga Sumathipala, Nishantha Ranatunga, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Mohan de Silva submitted their nominations to contest for the post of President at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board elections. The board elections will take place on 31st May 2018 in compliance with a directive issued by the Sports Minister. Earlier, the Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka [...]

Angelo and Lakmal fit for West Indies tour

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal are fit to take part in the upcoming West Indies tour. Both players were included in the 17 member squad leaving to West Indies, however, their participation was subjected to the passing of a fitness test. The fitness test was carried out this week and [...]

Nishantha Ranatunga to contest SLC elections

Former Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has filed his nominations for the upcoming SLC elections. Ranatunga and his confidant Hirantha Perera were the only individuals to come forward to contest the strong incumbent executive committee headed by parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala. Ranatunga, the younger brother of World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna, was [...]

Navin, Arjuna push for SLC interim committee

By Samantha Hewabandula   Ministers Navin Dissanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga are pushing for an interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to be appointed. The Sunday Leader learns that Dissanayake and Ranatunga have discussed the proposal with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The two Ministers have said that all measures must be taken to ensure current [...]

Sri Lanka likely to hire Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling coach

Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is among those being considered by Sri Lanka Cricket for the position of spin bowling coach. Mushtaq, who has expressed interest in the position, has previously worked with England and Pakistan. The board is also on the hunt for a new fielding coach, reported Cricinfo. The search for new staff coincides with the exit [...]

Chamari Atapattu to lead Sri Lanka women against Pakistan

By Samantha Hewabandula Sri Lanka Cricket (S L C )announced the  appointment of Chamari Atapattu as captain of the  Sri Lanka  women’s  ODI  and T20 teams.Sri Lanka are set tohost Pakistan in the ICC women’s championship round 2 which involves three O D I s and three T 20 matches. Chamari previously led the team [...]

Bangladesh dressing room damaged after heated Sri Lanka match

The dressing room of the Bangladesh cricket team was found damaged following a heated cricket match with Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday night. Bangladesh won the match and knocked out Sri Lanka from the final of the tri-nation tournament which also features India. India is already in the final and Bangladesh and hosts Sri [...]

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