Gough slams England squad post Sri Lanka series

Gough slams England squad post Sri Lanka series

🕔07:49, 18.Dec 2014

Former England pace spearhead Darren Gough has branded the current lot of players as a bunch of schoolboys and has slammed the selectors and captain Alastair Cook for their series loss against Sri Lanka. Gough launched a ferocious attack on

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Sri Lanka beat England, Mahela says goodbye

Sri Lanka beat England, Mahela says goodbye

🕔22:46, 16.Dec 2014

Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international and won the series 5-2 as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring three wickets on Tuesday. Electing to bat

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Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent

Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent

🕔16:27, 14.Dec 2014

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”.

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Fiji sevens coach alarmed at exodus to Sri Lanka

Fiji sevens coach alarmed at exodus to Sri Lanka

🕔09:32, 14.Dec 2014

Fiji’s rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan is concerned at the loss of talented players overseas, particularly to Sri Lanka, saying it threatens to derail the Pacific islanders’ preparations for the Rio Olympics. Ryan said a huge number of players had

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Sri Lanka win Sanga’s last Kandy ODI

Sri Lanka win Sanga’s last Kandy ODI

🕔18:30, 13.Dec 2014

Kumar Sangakkara struck 112 – and England captain Alastair Cook failed again – as Sri Lanka took an unassailable 4-2 lead with a 90-run victory in the sixth one-day international, in Kandy. Sangakkara, dropped by Cook on 41, scored his

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Mahela set to become most experienced player

Mahela set to become most experienced player

🕔22:31, 12.Dec 2014

Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan are in line to become the most experienced players in ICC Cricket World Cup history, after they were named in provisional squads for the tournament that starts on 14 February. The two

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Root steers England to win over Sri Lanka

Root steers England to win over Sri Lanka

🕔18:34, 11.Dec 2014

Joe Root’s third hundred powered England to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday and kept alive their hopes in the seven-match series. After rain forced play to be suspended on Wednesday,

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Senanayake cleared by the ICC

Senanayake cleared by the ICC

🕔12:28, 9.Dec 2014

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that, following remedial work and a re-test, the bowling actions of Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are legal and they can now resume bowling in international cricket. Since being

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Sri Lanka names 30 member pool for WC

Sri Lanka names 30 member pool for WC

🕔20:56, 7.Dec 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket, today announced a 30 member pool for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand. The national selectors at a Selection Committee meeting had picked the team which will be led by

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Mathews steers Sri Lanka home

Mathews steers Sri Lanka home

🕔19:38, 7.Dec 2014

Sri Lankan spinners combined for nine wickets before Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 runs to help the hosts to a tense six-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Electing to bat first, England was 265 all out

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Wushu players eye international medals

Wushu players eye international medals

🕔08:02, 7.Dec 2014

Sri Lanka’s top Wushu players were chosen this week, an official said, with focus now on training them for international tournaments with help from China. Wushu Federation of Sri Lanka organized the 14th edition of the national tournament that picked

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Sri Lanka pick uncapped Sandakan

Sri Lanka pick uncapped Sandakan

🕔21:30, 4.Dec 2014

Uncapped left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan has been picked in Sri Lanka’s squad for the fourth and fifth ODIs against England, while seamer Suranga Lakmal rejoins the side after an injury layoff. Middle-order batsman Ashan Priyanjan also joins the squad

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Cook suspended for second over-rate offence

Cook suspended for second over-rate offence

🕔19:05, 4.Dec 2014

England captain Alastair Cook has been handed a one-match suspension for a second slow over-rate offence within 12 months, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in a rain-shortened match at Hambantota

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Ali inspires England win over Sri Lanka

Ali inspires England win over Sri Lanka

🕔07:47, 4.Dec 2014

Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in

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Sri Lanka cricket bans horns, hooters

Sri Lanka cricket bans horns, hooters

🕔22:50, 2.Dec 2014

The Sri Lanka Cricket board today announced that portable horns and ‘hooters’ have been banned at cricket venues with immediate effect. Sri Lanka Cricket said that the Executive Committee arrived at the decision in order to safeguard spectator comfort inside spectator

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FIFA chief and President Rajapaksa hold talks

FIFA chief and President Rajapaksa hold talks

🕔18:09, 2.Dec 2014

The President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Joseph S. Blatter called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning. The President and Blatter discussed ways in which Sri Lanka can create more enthusiasm for the sport

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Mahela to skip third ODI

Mahela to skip third ODI

🕔16:27, 2.Dec 2014

Key Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene will miss the third one-day international against England in Hambantota for personal reasons. A Sri Lanka Cricket team spokesman confirmed Jayawardene’s absence, and the call-up of Ashan Priyanjan as his replacement. ‘He asked to

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KP wants Cook to resign

KP wants Cook to resign

🕔09:18, 1.Dec 2014

Defiant Alastair Cook insisted he won’t listen to outsiders after Kevin Pietersen called for him to resign as England’s one-day international captain after the crushing defeat by Sri Lanka, the Express in UK reported. Former England batsman Pietersen took to Twitter

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Sri Lanka beat England in second ODI

Sri Lanka beat England in second ODI

🕔18:57, 29.Nov 2014

Sri Lanka beat England by eight wickets in a rain-reduced one-day international to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Alastair Cook won the toss but he and the top order struggled against the spinners on a slow Colombo pitch.

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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies

🕔10:36, 27.Nov 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia said in a statement on

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