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Hathurusingha open to returns of Gunathilaka, Vandersay and Malinga

Danushka Gunathilaka, Jeffrey Vandersay and Lasith Malinga - three players currently out of favour with the cricket establishment – could all find their way back into the Sri Lanka team. So says coach Chandika Hathurusingha who, albeit not a selector, exerts substantial influence in selection decisions. Like captain Angelo Mathews and batting coach Thilan Samaraweera, Hathurusingha believes Sri Lanka are yet [...]

Esufally aims to be first Sri Lankan to complete world’s most arduous marathon in Peru

Hassan Esufally is taking on the challenging Inca Trail Marathon as his sixth marathon in his quest to complete a marathon in each continent of the world, thereby becoming the first Sri Lankan to complete a marathon in each continent of the world. Achieving this feat will propel him into a unique and exclusive club [...]

Gunathilake suspended for six games over alleged rape incident

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilake from six international cricket matches for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation’ following an alleged rape incident. The incident involving a friend and a Norwegian woman had taken place in Gunathilake’s room at the hotel where he was staying during an [...]

Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching player code of conduct’

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of international cricket for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct’, pending an inquiry. The decision to suspend the player was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, after the team management reported that the player have violated the ‘’Code [...]

Jeffrey Vandersay suspended for misconduct

The Sri Lanka Cricket board announced that National cricketer Jeffrey Vandersay was given a one year suspension from all forms of international cricket, which will stand suspended for a one year period and was fined 20-pct from his annual contract fee for misconduct reported against the player during the recent West Indies Tour. Vandersay was [...]

Rangana Herath ponders calling it quits

Rangana Herath, the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner, has said the Test series in England could be his last. Herath, who at 40 is the last active men’s international cricketer who played in the 1990s, told BBC Sinhala that he was considering retiring from all formats in November after the three-Test series. “Maybe my final series will be [...]

Beer served to media at Galle match despite earlier policy

By Samantha Hewabandula in Galle Beer was served today inside the media enclosure at the Galle cricket stadium during the cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa despite earlier efforts to discourage promoting beer or any form of liquor. Earlier the Sri Lanka Cricket board had ensured that at cricket matches played in Sri [...]

Former cricketers and administrators write to Sports Minister

By Samantha Hewabandula A group of former Sri Lankan cricketers and administrators have written to Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha raising concerns over the state of cricket in Sri Lanka. In the letter the former Sri Lankan cricketers and administrators have also noted that former cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala had failed to revive the game and instead [...]

Controversy over under-19 cricket selection

By Samantha Hewabandula   Controversy surrounds the selection of the under-19 cricket team to face India in Sri Lanka. The Indian under-19 team is due in Sri Lanka next month to play two four day games followed by a one day series. Two parents alleged that the selection had been done without following the proper selection [...]

Did Chandimal use Murray Mint?

By Samantha Hewabandula The concern or allegation against Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal is that he may have used Murray Mint to change the condition of the ball during the Test against the West Indies. The mint had been used in the past as well by cricketers to shine the ball resulting in the players [...]

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