The Sunday Leader

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 [...]

SLC confirms elections set for May 31

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board today confirmed that the board elections will take place on 31st May 2018 in compliance with the directive issued by the Sports Minister. SLC said that Pursuant to a directive issued by the Minister of Sport, Faiszer Musthapa, in the interest of maintaining a democratically elected administration of Sri [...]

Nishantha Ranatunga to contest SLC elections

Former Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has filed his nominations for the upcoming SLC elections. Ranatunga and his confidant Hirantha Perera were the only individuals to come forward to contest the strong incumbent executive committee headed by parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala. Ranatunga, the younger brother of World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna, was [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket board elections scheduled for May 19 postponed

The Sri Lanka Cricket board elections scheduled for May 19 has been postponed indefinitely. Accepting of nominations for the election was to close on Friday but the election was postponed following an issue which arose with regards to the nominations. Sri Lanka Cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala was expected to re-contest for the post at the [...]

Navin, Arjuna push for SLC interim committee

By Samantha Hewabandula   Ministers Navin Dissanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga are pushing for an interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to be appointed. The Sunday Leader learns that Dissanayake and Ranatunga have discussed the proposal with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The two Ministers have said that all measures must be taken to ensure current [...]

Chamari Atapattu to lead Sri Lanka women against Pakistan

By Samantha Hewabandula Sri Lanka Cricket (S L C )announced the  appointment of Chamari Atapattu as captain of the  Sri Lanka  women’s  ODI  and T20 teams.Sri Lanka are set tohost Pakistan in the ICC women’s championship round 2 which involves three O D I s and three T 20 matches. Chamari previously led the team [...]

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