The Sunday Leader

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 [...]

Dananjaya stars as Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh

Akila Dananjaya turned out to be the wrecker-in-chief for a second day in succession with his efforts on Day 3 helping Sri Lanka seal a 215-run victory to clinch the two-match Test series 1-0. Dananjaya, who had picked up a three-wicket haul in the first innings to bowl out Bangladesh for 110, bagged five in the [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket board sacks Media Manager

By Samantha Hewabandula The Sri Lanka Cricket board has sacked its Media Manager Dinesh Ratnasingham, the second media Manager to have been removed over the past 12 months. The Sunday Leader online learns that Ratnasingham, who replaced former Communications Manager Rajith Fernando last December, was told his term will not be extended. Sources said that the board was concerned [...]

Attempt to use Ashley de Silva as scapegoat

By Samantha Hewabandula The Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket Ashley de Silva has been used as a scapegoat over the attempt this week to send a team to India for the One Day International (ODI) series without the approval of the Sports Minister. Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera had stopped the team from leaving [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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