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Sri Lanka survive scare as 1st Test ends in thrilling draw

Despite losing almost two days of play due to inclement weather, Indian bowlers put up a spirited show, pushing Sri Lanka on the brink but bad light meant the play ended early for fifth day in a row and the first Test ended in a draw. When the bails were drawn, Indian seamers had reduced [...]

India, Bangladesh to tour Sri Lanka for tri-series in March

Fans may have had enough of cricket between India and Sri Lanka but the two sides are set to meet yet again in a tri-series involving Bangladesh as well in March next year. The Islanders will be the hosts of the triangular series which is set to take place in from March 8 to 20. [...]

Sri Lanka in talks with Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka are in talks to hire their former opening batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as the coach, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said on Wednesday. Hathurusingha resigned as the head coach of Bangladesh last week, amid media speculation that he was set to take charge of Sri Lanka. “I hope mostly the deal will go through,” Jayasekara [...]

India face tricky call in Pandya’s absence

It’s usually an exaggeration when someone describes a green pitch as being indistinguishable from the outfield. But at Eden Gardens on Monday, when the groundstaff whisked away the white tarpaulin that had covered the Test-match pitch all afternoon, it was close to being the truth. Live green grass covered every inch of the strip, and [...]

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 [...]

Brave Lankans Bring Cricket Back To Pakistan

Tens of thousands of security will be deployed in Lahore today when Sri Lanka become the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were targeted in a deadly ambush in 2009 — with attack survivors among those returning to the scene. Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including their head coach, have opted [...]

Consulate General, Lanka Lions Hosts Reception For Lankan Cricketers In Dubai

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Dubai & Northern Emirates in association with “Lanka Lions Sport Club” in Dubai hosted a dinner reception to the visiting Sri Lanka cricket team on 21st October 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai. Over 300 guests participated in the event including Sri Lanka’s national Cricket team, foreign [...]

KP: Team Bonding Vital For England In Australia

If England are to defy the odds and retain the Ashes in Australia this winter, then their players must retain the freedom to make their own choices on and off the field, says Kevin Pietersen, even in the wake of the incident in Bristol last month that led to the arrest and suspension of star [...]

Darrell Hair Charged With Theft In ‘Monumental Fall From Grace’

Former umpire Darrell Hair, best known for calling legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing during a 1995 Boxing Day Test – stole more than $9000 from a bottle shop he was working at in Orange, in central west New South Wales. The theft occurred from February and April this year and was discovered [...]

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