Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series because of commitments with Surrey. He will also not play
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has congratulated Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day/night Test in Adelaide from 27 November to 1 December. “I think it’s to be applauded,” commented Mr Richardson.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan today by 7 wickets in the second Test played in Colombo to square the three Test series two all with one game to go. Set a target of 153 to win the match on the last day
Sri Lanka’s number one Test cricketer Kumar Sangakkara today announced that he has decided to retire from all forms of cricket during the upcoming Test series in Sri Lanka against India. Sangakkara told reporters after the end of the third
The International Cricket Board (ICC) has urged Sri Lanka to hold free and fair elections to the Sri Lanka Cricket Board before the next ICC Board meeting in October. The ICC Annual Conference held under the chairmanship of Narayanaswami Srinivasan concluded
Graham Ford could be on the verge of a return to the Sri Lanka coaching job. Ford, who was Sri Lanka coach from January 2012 to January 2014, is currently with Surrey, but is believed to have responded positively to
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados on Wednesday. Zaheer began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for
Concerns have been raised on some decisions taken by the current administration of Sri Lanka Cricket, with former cricket board administrators saying those decisions are costing the board heavily. A joint communiqué by former administrators of the Sri Lanka Cricket
India’s forthcoming tours of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka hang in the balance with no final word on the issue concerning the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Ten Sports, the official broadcaster owned by Essel Group. The
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez faces a 12-month ban from bowling in international cricket after being reported with a suspected illegal action for the second time. An International Cricket Council statement said Hafeez was reported during Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory over Sri
Bangladesh got a historic six-wicket win over India in the second One-Day International on Sunday (June 21), taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series to ensure its first bilateral series win over its neighbour. Just like in the
The visiting Pakistan national cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test at Galle today. The Pakistanis were assisted by a seven-wicket haul from Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah and some poor batting by the Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka’s surprise-packet Uday Ranasinghe prevented India’s much-anticipated gold-medal sweep by claiming the junior boys’ title in the South Asian junior table tennis championship in India. In the junior girls and cadet sections, it was India all the way and
The Sri Lanka cricket board said that it has begun paying special attention to develop young up and coming fast bowlers to generate more pace. Cricket is a popular sport in Sri Lanka and more and more youngsters are looking
Kaushal Silva stayed on course for his second test hundred after featuring in a century-plus stand with Kumar Sangakkara to help Sri Lanka to 178 for three on day two of the first test against Pakistan at Galle on Thursday.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Zouks and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have today confirmed changes to their squads for this year’s Hero CPL. Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the competition after picking up
Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu has said the absence of Saeed Ajmal was a psychological boost for the home side ahead of the three-Test series against Pakistan that begins in Galle on Wednesday. “The major change that I see
The next edition of the Asia Cup one-day tournament is likely to be held next year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first week of March. Although no final decision on the host country was taken during the
Kumar Sangakkara is expected to call time on his international career after three further matches – the last of which will be the first Test against India. The timing of his retirement will be finalised on Tuesday in a meeting
Pro wrestling superstar Dusty Rhodes died on Thursday at age 69, the WWE confirmed. The rotund strongman, born Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., was one of the sport’s longtime legends, thundering across the ring through the 1970s and 80s, often in