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Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his side’s 36-run win over Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20 Group A match on Monday evening in Hyderabad. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin along with third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and specifically […]

Atapattu targets Sri Lanka WC success

Atapattu targets Sri Lanka WC success

New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success Friday for cricket’s reigning T20 champions in next year’s 50 over World Cup, saying morale was on a high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and even star batsman Kumar Sangakkara […]

Sri Lanka women cricketers win bronze

Sri Lanka women cricketers win bronze

The Sri Lanka women’s cricket team won the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Korea today. The Sri Lankans beat China for the third place in the 20 over cricket match.

Sachithra to play domestic cricket

Sachithra to play domestic cricket

Spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake, who was suspended from bowling over a suspect bowling action, is to resume playing domestic cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today. SLC said that Senanayake has worked with a team of experts in western Australia and carried out remedial work with regards to his bowling action. SLC is in a […]

Marvan appointed cricket coach

Marvan appointed cricket coach

Former Sri Lanka captain and acting coach Marvan Attapattu has been appointed as the permanent coach, the Sri Lanka Cricket board said today. At a meeting held two days ago it was decided to shortlist 2 candidates for the post of head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team and Marvan Attapattu was one of them. […]

Taylor, Bopara in squad for Lanka ODI

Taylor, Bopara in squad for Lanka ODI

England selectors today announced a 16-man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The squad will depart for the seven match ODI series against Sri Lanka on 16 November. Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor, who has been capped twice for England in the 50-over format, is included in a one-day squad for the first time […]

Marvan among 2 shortlisted for post

Marvan among 2 shortlisted for post

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that at a meeting held today it was decided to shortlist 2 candidates for the post of head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team. Among those shortlisted is former coach Marvan Attapattu. The Committee had a discussion with Marvan Attapattu and will discuss with the other candidate during the course […]

Malinga calls for a backup

Malinga calls for a backup

Lasith Malinga has suggested Sri Lanka would be wise to groom another bowler as a World Cup failsafe as he prepared to undergo surgery that will keep him out for around 16 weeks. Malinga consulted his orthopaedic surgeon in Melbourne on Sunday, and decided his long-term ankle complaint had degenerated to an extent that it […]

UK to utilise Sri Lanka ODI series for WC

UK to utilise Sri Lanka ODI series for WC

England fast bowler James Anderson is looking forward to the forthcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka in the latter’s backyard in November as an ideal platform for preparation for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “Leading up to a World Cup we’ve never had that focus on one-day cricket. It’s […]

Pakistan faces Sri Lanka in Hockey opener

Pakistan faces Sri Lanka in Hockey opener

Reigning Champion Pakistan will launch their campaign in the XVII Asian Games Hockey competition when they face minnows Sri Lanka in their opening group “A” match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon on Saturday. This will be a rare appearance between 2010 Asian Games Champion Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, it will be big […]

SLC hopes to appoint head coach soon

SLC hopes to appoint head coach soon

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will seek to appoint a permanent head coach by the end of the month, in order to provide certainty around the position ahead of England’s tour in November, the board’s chief executive Ashley de Silva has said. The team is set to play seven ODIs against England from November 26, as […]

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said. A board inquiry confirmed details of his exit from the team hotel at around 7pm of the third day of the […]

Mumbai wallop Lanka’s Express

Mumbai wallop Lanka’s Express

Mumbai Indians thrashed Southern Express of Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 qualifier to keep themselves in the hunt for the main draw. Chasing 162 for a win, the Kieron Pollard-led Mumbai rode a 139-run opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey (60) to achieve the target in 16.2 overs. […]

Singapore beat Lanka in Asian Netball final

Singapore beat Lanka in Asian Netball final

Singapore beat Sri Lanka 59-41 in the final of the Asian Netball Championships on Sunday (Sep 14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena. With the win, defending champions Singapore gain a slot in the 2015 Netball World Cup to be held in Sydney, Australia in September. (Courtesy Channel News Asia)

Singapore face Lanka in Netball final

Singapore face Lanka in Netball final

Singapore are through to the final of the Mission Foods Asian Netball Championship after seeing off Causeway rivals Malaysia 46-39 in their semi-final meeting at the Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena on Saturday. In a rematch of the 2012 final, which went Singapore’s way, the hosts will meet Sri Lanka in Sunday’s gold medal match. Sri […]

Northern Knights Thrash Southern Express

Northern Knights Thrash Southern Express

Premier New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in shortest format as his smashing innings powered Northern Knights to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka’s Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 on Saturday. With heavy downpour and soggy outfield reducing the match to 10-overs per side, Southern […]

Dilshan pulls out of Champions League

Dilshan pulls out of Champions League

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that T.M. Dilshan has been excused from taking part in the Champions League Twenty 20 tournament in India due to a family commitment. T.M. Dilshan was a member of the Southern Express Team. The Southern Express Team will participate in the tournament without a replacement for the moment. Southern Express will […]

Saeed Ajmal suspended from bowling

Saeed Ajmal suspended from bowling

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been banned from bowling for an illegal action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday. Currently the top-ranked bowler in one-day internationals, the 36-year-old spinner was reported for his dodgy action by the umpires after last month’s Galle Test against Sri Lanka and flew to Brisbane to undergo biomechanical […]

Gurusinha offers to train Papua New Guinea’s cricketers

Gurusinha offers to train Papua New Guinea’s cricketers

Former Sri Lankan batsman Asanka Gurusinha says he would be more than happy to take some of Papua New Guinea’s cricketers under his wing over the summer. Gurusinha was a part of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning team and visited PNG last week to hold coaching clinics and compete in the annual T20 Big […]

Pakistan probes religious comments directed at Dilshan

Pakistan probes religious comments directed at Dilshan

The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan “if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do […]

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