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 [...]

Malinga says he has decided to retire

Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket, now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga, who went unsold at the IPL 2018 auctions after the Mumbai Indians decided not to retain him, was appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. The Sri Lankan has [...]

Madushanka’s debut hat-trick seals tri-series title

Dushmantha Chameera blasted out the top order, Akila Dananjaya squeezed through the middle overs, and debutant Shehan Madushanka - playing only his seventh senior cricket match – closed out the tournament with a hat-trick. That the Sri Lanka attack had seemed incapable of menace in the first two matches of the series is a distant memory now. [...]

National Olympic Committee rejects allegations

A disgruntled group of some officials of a few National Sports Federations is responsible for recent one sided misinformation on the accountability of the  National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL). This group of persons in the face of certain defeat at the NOCSL elections scheduled for the 23rd February, has started a malicious campaign to [...]

Coach, Manager under fire as cricket in Sri Lanka continues nosedive

By Samantha Hewabandula The newly appointed coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team and the Manager are under fire after Sri Lanka continued its nosedive in the game last week. Sources said that the coach and Manager have failed to work together to ensure the team selected for the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh had the best [...]

FIFA World Cup trophy to arrive in Colombo

The fourth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour is scheduled to arrive in the city of Colombo on 23rd January, giving Sri Lankan fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola began its historic journey from Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium (Russia) on 9th September 2017. The Russian leg [...]

Bangladesh plunged Sri Lanka to massive defeat

Fired by three half-centuries from their top batsmen, Bangladesh plunged Sri Lanka to a massive 163-run defeat and record their biggest victory in terms of runs in ODIs. The Tigers rode to a daunting 320 for 7 on three fifties from Tamim Iqbal (84), Shakib Al Hasan (67) and Mushfiqur Rahim (62) in the third [...]

Bedi says India wasted time playing Sri Lanka

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is not at all surprised with the current team’s surrender in South Africa as he feels Virat Kohli’s men went into the series without serious preparation and “wasted time” playing against Sri Lanka. The 135-run defeat in Centurion on Wednesday ended India’s nine-series-winning Test run as South Africa took [...]

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 [...]

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