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Sri Lanka in talks with Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka are in talks to hire their former opening batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as the coach, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said on Wednesday. Hathurusingha resigned as the head coach of Bangladesh last week, amid media speculation that he was set to take charge of Sri Lanka. “I hope mostly the deal will go through,” Jayasekara [...]

Sri Lankan Batsmen Make Merry On Day One Of Warm-up Game

Four batsmen scored half-centuries to take Sri Lanka to 411 for six on day one of their two-day warm-up against Board President’s XI on Saturday. Sadeera Samarawickramageared up for a potential opening slot with a stroke-filled 74 off 77 balls and shared a 133-run stand with Dimuth Karunaratne (50 retired) as Sri Lanka declared at the end of day’s [...]

Arjuna Questions Government Silence On State Of Cricket

Former Test Cricket Captain Arjuna Ranatunga questioned the government silence on the state of cricket in the country. He stressed that the continuation of the current disaster prevailing in Sri Lanka Cricket will result in Sri Lanka losing the ICC cricket World cup in 2019. “There is no possibility of the Sri Lanka team coming [...]

From Nothing To Midas Touch; Boxers Blossom

HERE’s one for Ripley’s book of improbable feats: Sri Lankan boxers have won five international gold medals over a period of just five months, the last in early August, by Dinidu Saparamadu at the six-nation Taipei City Cup championships, the Slimeline BC boxer’s second gold; his first was in the Slovakia International in May. A [...]

‘Godda’ The Great Thinks Of Calling It A Day

IT IS Sri Lanka tennis’ misfortune that it has lived long, and continues to, in the shadows of the more popular sports. Its’ elitism, emanating from being a pastime unaffordable to a majority of the young has left tennis without the sort of grass root popularity that other sport enjoys, notably cricket, rugby and athletics. [...]

The Night Of The Underdog?

HEART and head will hold two different views on how this League season’s most critical encounter might end tonight. It is one of sport’s truisms that everybody loves an underdog; so hearts will say the lesser-fancied Havelock SC would overcome many-times champions, Kandy SC. But heads, dictated by facts and averse to emotions, will say [...]

With A National Pool, Why Trials For Boxing?

THERE wasn’t much hope that one of Sri Lanka’s two men’s boxers might bring home an Asian Games medal from Incheon; so the duo’s failure was no cause for disappointment – more so as other athletes in the country’s 80-strong contingent hadn’t fared any better, except of course, the cricketers who won gold. Only some [...]

Aluthgamage wants probe on match fixing allegations

  Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage wants Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to probe the match-fixing allegations, involving Sri Lanka, by British journalist Ed Hawkins in his recent book. The ministry spokesman Harsha B Abeykoon said that Aluthgamage wants the media stories probed and reported to him. However, the SLC chief executive officer Ajith Jayasekera said that [...]

Centurion Dilshan sinks Kiwis for ODI series win

  Tillakaratne Dilshan made a sparkling 102, his 14th One-Day International hundred, and put on 127 for the unfinished fourth wicket stand with Angelo Mathews as Sri Lanka overpowered New Zealand by seven wickets in the third One-Day International in Pallekele on Tuesday (November 6). Sri Lanka, who were set a revised target of 197 [...]

Sri Lanka win via D/L method

  Rain played spoilsport for the 3rd time during New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka, but this time the match yielded a result as Sri Lanka, chasing New Zealand’s score of 250 got to 118/3 in the 23rd over before heavy rains settled in and no further play was possible, won the game by 14 [...]

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