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Chamari Athapathu to captain women’s team

Chamari Athapathu to captain women’s team

National selectors have picked Chamari Athapathu to captain the national women’s cricket team, the Sri Lanka Cricket board said today. The cricket board said that at the meeting of the Selection Committee it was decided to appoint Chamari Athapathu as the Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team and Udeshika Prabodhini as the Vice Captain […]

Thirimanne promoted as vice captain

Thirimanne promoted as vice captain

National cricket selectors have decided to appoint Lahiru Thirimanne as the vice captain of the national team till March 2015. Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the Captain of the national ODI Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of team until March 2015. Meanwhile Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain […]

Farbrace decides to resign from SLC

Farbrace decides to resign from SLC

National cricket coach Paul Farbrace has decided to resign from his post in order to join the England cricket coaching team, Sri Lanka Cricket sources said today. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said it was interested in recruiting Farbrace as one of their coaches. SLC had said last week it was not […]

Mahela and Sangakkara could face disciplinary action

Mahela and Sangakkara could face disciplinary action

Senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks they made on arriving here after winning the ICC World T20 title. At today’s executive committee meeting of the governing body, Sri Lanka Cricket said it has been decided to refer the matter to the SLC’s disciplinary committee, an ex-co source told […]

SLC unaware of moves by Farbrace to quit

SLC unaware of moves by Farbrace to quit

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has been caught unaware of reported moves by national cricket coach Paul Farbrace to resign from his post in in order to join the England cricket coaching team. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said it was interest in recruiting Paul Farbrace as one of their coaches and a formal announcement […]

Sanga hands over resignation letter

Sanga hands over resignation letter

Kumar Sangakkara formally tendered his resignation from T20 International cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement today. Addressing a letter to the Chairman of Selectors, Kumar Sangakkara has stated that “it is the right time to retire allowing SLC an opportunity to build a team for the next World Twenty20 and also to allow […]

England eye Lanka’s world cup winning coach

England eye Lanka’s world cup winning coach

England are lining up Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 winning coach Paul Farbrace for a senior role within the new coaching set-up, which will be finalised over the next few days. Farbrace has been interviewed this week by the England and Wales Cricket Board and is pondering a move back to England to be an assistant […]

Sangakkara to play for Durham CCC

Sangakkara to play for Durham CCC

Kumar Sangakkara has agreed to play for the English County Durham’s but when the Sri Lankan legend will make his debut is still to be decided. Late yesterday afternoon the 36-year-old told media in his homeland he has agreed to join Durham for “two to three” County Championship matches this season, though when head coach […]

ICC Board approves Test Challenge

ICC Board approves Test Challenge

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board approved the introduction of an ICC Test Challenge which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup. The proposal is that the 10th ranked side on the ICC Test Team Rankings on December 31, 2017, or at […]

Sri Lanka cricket board hits back at Mahela

Sri Lanka cricket board hits back at Mahela

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board today hit back at the comments made by national cricketer Mahela Jayawardena and accused him of damaging the image of the Cricket Board. Senior cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena had yesterday expressed disappointment with comments made to the media by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board Secretary Nishantha Ranathunga about […]

Mahela, Sanga disappointed with SLC

Mahela, Sanga disappointed with SLC

Senior cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena today expressed disappointment with comments made to the media by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board Secretary Nishantha Ranathunga about their retirement from Twenty 20 cricket. Speaking to the media at the Katunayake airport upon their return to Sri Lanka after winning the world Twenty 20 title,  Jayawardena said that […]

The champs are here

The champs are here

The World Twenty 20 winning Sri Lankan cricket team returned to the country this afternoon to a rousing welcome. Airport staff, the media, fans and officials were at hand to welcome the team on their return after they won the title beating India in the final.

Ireland to take on Sri Lanka in Dublin

Ireland to take on Sri Lanka in Dublin

Ireland will lock horns with world champions for the second time in three months when Sri Lanka visit Dublin next month for two one-day internationals at Clontarf. After beating the West Indies in Jamaica in February, the boys in green will be looking for another famous scalp when they take on the newly-crowned World T20 […]

Sanga and Mahela to retire next year

Sanga and Mahela to retire next year

Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena said that they will retire from international cricket after the 50 over World Cup next year. Sangakkara and Jayawardena played their last Twenty20 match today during the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh but will continue playing ODI and Test cricket. Asked if 2015 will […]

Champions to return on Tuesday

Champions to return on Tuesday

The Sri Lanka World Twenty 20 champion cricket team will return to Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening and will be driven to Colombo in an open top bus. The champion players will be taken in an open top bus at 4.30 pm from the Katunayake airport along the Old Colombo – Negambo road, Seeduwa, Ja-Ela, […]

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