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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, […]

Sri Lanka are the World T20 kings

Sri Lanka are the World T20 kings

Sri Lanka won the Twenty 20 world champion beating India in the final played in Bangladesh today. The win was also a fitting tribute to Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara who retired from Twenty 20 cricket today. Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur and […]

Dilantha returns after winning the Malaysian FIA GT Series

Dilantha returns after winning the Malaysian FIA GT Series

Dilantha Malagamuwa, the Sri Lankan racing superstar who won four races at the recently-concluded Malaysian FIA GT Series Round 1, arrived in the island to a hero’s welcome. Racing in his Lamborghini for the team Dilango Racing, Dilantha won the “GT Open” and “GT3” category events held on 29th and 30th March 2014 at the […]

India beat South Africa, face Sri Lanka in final

India beat South Africa, face Sri Lanka in final

India beat South Africa in the second semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh today and will face Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. A sparkling half-century by skipper Faf Du Plessis and JP Duminy’s brisk unbeaten 45 helped South Africa to a strong 172 for 4 but Virat Kohli made an unbeaten […]

Cricket team to get a bonus if they win

Cricket team to get a bonus if they win

The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, which met at an emergency meeting this morning, decided to offer USD $ 1.5 million to the National Team Players in the event that they win the final of the on going WT20 tournament in Bangladesh. This includes USD $ 500,000 participation fee which was originally offered and […]

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