Jayantha and Nishantha tipped to contest for SLC top posts

By Samantha Hewabandula Jayantha Dharmadasa and Nishantha Ranatunga are expected to contest for the top posts of Sri Lanka Cricket in a bid to make a comeback to the administration. Sources close to both parties said that Dharmadasa and Ranatunga are likely to work together once again despite some differences in the past. Dharmadasa is expected [...]

Angelo Mathews appointed ODI, T-20 captain

Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selection Panel has appointed Angelo Mathews as the White-Ball Captain of the National team on a long term basis. Mathews, who earlier led the team in all formats, agreed to once again lead the team in the white-ball format, following a request made by the SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. “I invited [...]

Bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj denies taking banned substance

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   Sri Lankan bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj denied allegations he had taken a banned substance to enhance his performance. Pushparaj told The Sunday Leader online that he was accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs by the Sri Lanka Body Building Federation. He accused the federation of attempting to tarnish his image and prevent him from taking [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket to go ahead with EGM

By Samantha Hewabandula The Sri Lanka Cricket board is to go ahead with the Extraordinary General Meeting set for today (Sunday) despite some opposition. The Extraordinary General Meeting is to be held at the SLC Headquarters in Colombo. The purposes of the meeting is to adopt and approve the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Sri [...]

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 [...]

Sports Minister denies influencing cricket selection process

By Samantha Hewabandula Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera denied influencing the cricket selection process but admitted he does question the selectors at times. Jayasekera said that the cricket selection committee has the final say on the team selected for any series. However he said that when the public question him on some selections he then questions [...]

Sharma equals fastest Twenty20 century

India’s Rohit Sharma scored the joint fastest Twenty20 international century, reaching the landmark from 35 balls in an 88-run victory over Sri Lanka. The opening batsman hit 10 sixes and 12 fours before being dismissed for 118 from 43 deliveries in Indore on Friday. The 30-year-old matched the 35-ball record set by South Africa’s David Miller [...]

2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Birmingham has been named host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games – the most expensive sports event to be held in Britain since the London Olympics. The city’s bid was the only one submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) by the deadline of 30 September, after it was chosen ahead of Liverpool as Britain’s [...]

ICC name women’s teams of the year

The ICC announced the women’s ODI and T20I teams of the year with England’s Heather Knight named as captain of the 50-over side and Stafanie Taylor of the Windies appointed captain of the 20-over side. The two sides were selected by the same panel, which had voted for the annual individual awards, and included Chloe [...]

Indian bowling attack one of the best: Prasad

The Indian pace battery chosen for the much-talked about South Africa tour starting next month is one of the best to have toured the country, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said on Thursday. India will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three T20s against South Africa who have one of the most potent bowling [...]

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