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 [...]

ICC approves day night Test cricket

  The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved day/night Test cricket as part of new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) which will take effect with the series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand this month. The amendments have been approved by the ICC Board following proposals made by the ICC Cricket [...]

Sri Lanka pumped up for Asian Rugby Sevens

By Easwaran Rutnam Pic by Dennis Muthuthanthri The Sri Lanka rugby sevens national team is pumped up for the Asian Rugby Sevens tournament in Singapore this week and are hopeful of pulling off a surprise to qualify for the 2013 Rugby World Cup in Moscow. Sri Lanka coach Ben Gollins, speaking to The Sunday Leader [...]

Sanga: I Would Have Loved The Experience Of A Five-Test Series

Richard Browne in conversationwith Kumar Sangakkara Q: Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket suffer for the absence of that ultimate pinnacle (excluding the Ashes of course). Is the World Test championship the only answer, or is that a flawed concept in itself? A: No and no. Putting it back has [...]

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