Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation

Sri Lanka on Saturday night said that it will defend the National cricket team over ball tampering allegations which surfaced in the West Indies. The Sri Lanka Cricket board said that the team management had informed them  that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrong doing during the ongoing second Test match played between [...]

Newly appointed NOC wants time to show results

By Samantha Hewabandula The newly appointed National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka is confident of taking Sri Lanka to the next level. However the NOC says it needs to be given time to show results as it has just taken over the administration. NOC Vice President Asanga Seneviratne told The Sunday Leader online that [...]

Kumar also turns down invite as past proposals were ignored

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has also turned down an invitation to be part of the Sri Lanka Cricket administration calling it a “waste of time”. In a letter to the Sports Minister, Sangakkara has said that the former Sports Minister had also sought his assistance yet he wasted six months in an [...]

Murali terms invite to help SLC a “cunning move”

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has rejected an invitation to assist Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) calling it a “cunning move”. In a statement today Muralitharan said that he appreciated the invitation which firstly reached him via the media and was then officially confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLC. “I am of the [...]

Mahela tells Sports Minister no trust in current system

Former Sri Lanka cricket Mahela Jayawardena today tweeted a message to the Sports Minister saying he did not have any trust in the current system. Jayawardena tweeted in response to reports the Sri Lanka Cricket selectors had requested Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha to appoint former greats Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama [...]

Former cricketer seeks support for Thilanga

By Samantha Hewabandula A former top cricketer has urged several cricket clubs to back Thilanga Sumathipala at the Sri Lanka Cricket board elections. The former cricketer who is still a popular figure in Sri Lanka, has spoken to some clubs and convinced them that Sumathipala is the best option for the game in Sri Lanka. Sumathipala is [...]

Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third. The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016. Both matches were played at Galle International [...]

Sanga turns down invite to join cricket board

By Samantha Hewabandula   Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has turned down an invitation by Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha to be part of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. The Sports Minister had met Sangakkara on at least four occasions since taking office as the new Sports Minister. The Sunday Leader learns that the Minister had [...]

Angelo and Lakmal fit for West Indies tour

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal are fit to take part in the upcoming West Indies tour. Both players were included in the 17 member squad leaving to West Indies, however, their participation was subjected to the passing of a fitness test. The fitness test was carried out this week and [...]

Avancka Herat and Nimal Piyaratne elected as Captain and President of Royal Colombo Golf Club

Avancka Herat was elected Captain and past Captain Nimal Piyaratnewas elected President at the 139th Annual General Meeting of the prestigious Royal Colombo Golf Club held on 29th March 2018. WAK Fernando was elected as the Vice-Captain and the other elected office bearers were Capt. Navin De Silva, Sanjeewa Wickramanayake, Saneth Gamage, Suren Madanayake and [...]

CG Colombo Gazette

Photo Gallery