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Sangakkara on CNN’S Talk Asia

Sangakkara on CNN’S Talk Asia

This month on CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ Anna Coren sits down with the former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara. In their candid conversation they talk openly about his life, cricketing career, World Cup ambitions and retirement plans. Sangakkara also discusses the devastating three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka where “a lot of people […]

Sri Lankan board didn’t co-operate in IPL probe

Sri Lankan board didn’t co-operate in IPL probe

A panel in India had said it found it impossible to get to the bottom of an incident involving a leading Indian batsman who was allegedly in the company of a girl during the Sri Lanka tour in 2010, the Deccan Chronicle reported today. Nishantha Ranatunga, the secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket, was approached by […]

Sanath defends decision to tour India

Sanath defends decision to tour India

Sri Lanka Cricket national selector Sanath Jayasuriya today defended the decision to send the national team to India where they eventually lost the series 5-0. Speaking in Parliament today, Jayasuriya said he takes full responsibility of the decision to tour India after the West Indies team withdrew over a pay dispute with the West Indies […]

England arrive in Sri Lanka for one-day series

England arrive in Sri Lanka for one-day series

England touched down in Sri Lanka ahead of their seven-match one-day international series in preparation for the World Cup. Alastair Cook and Co arrived at their hotel in Colombo at 6am local time on Monday morning after their flight from England via Abu Dhabi. Their first match on the tour will be against Sri Lanka […]

Kohli stars as India complete series sweep

Kohli stars as India complete series sweep

For two weeks, Angelo Mathews had seen Indian after Indian line up and take his turn at knocking the Sri Lankans down flat. On Sunday (November 16), he decided that enough was enough, and did some punching of his own, taking out as many of the misery givers as he could single-handedly. But just like […]

Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year. The 33-year-old was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. During the voting period between 26 August 2013 and 17 September 2014, Johnson claimed 59 Test wickets at an […]

Lanka cricket now laughing stock says Arjuna

Lanka cricket now laughing stock says Arjuna

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga says Sri Lanka cricket has now become the laughing stock of the cricketing world following the humiliating performance of the national team in India. Ranatunga slammed the decision to send the national cricket team to India after the team was thrashed by the Indians in the ongoing series. […]

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs in the fourth One Day International in Kolkata today. The Indians had earlier scored a massive 404/5 and in reply Sri Lanka could score only 251/10 in 43.1 overs. FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestMail.ru

Rohit Sharma breaks ODI record

Rohit Sharma breaks ODI record

Rohit Sharma created history, becoming the first man ever to smash two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit got his second double ton (264 runs) vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens today. His first (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November 3, 2013. Rohit also surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs. […]

ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money

ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money

An unbeaten run to the title will earn the winner of next year’s Cricket World Cup more than $5 million. And, along with a 20 per cent increase in prizemoney, tournament organisers have lessened the drama, confirming no “super overs” will be added to decide matches tied in the playoffs stages. The International Cricket Council […]

India cruise to series win against Lanka

India cruise to series win against Lanka

A superb all-round performance helped India cruise to a six-wicket win in the third One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka and clinch the five-match series 3-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Set a target of 243 runs, India coasted to victory in 44.1 overs, winning with 35 balls to spare. Opener Shikhar Dhawan played […]

Mahela joins the 12,000 club

Mahela joins the 12,000 club

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardena today crossed the 12,000 run mark in One Day International (ODI) matches, during the third ODI against India. Jayawardena became the third Sri Lankan and fifth batsman in the world to achieve the milestone. Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara are the other Sri Lankans to cross the 12,000 ODI run […]

Sangakkara, 3 others out of 4th, 5th ODIs

Sangakkara, 3 others out of 4th, 5th ODIs

Kumar Sangakkara is among four players who will be rested from the 4th and 5th one day international matches against India in the ongoing series in India. The Sri Lanka cricket board said that  Sangakkara, Suraj Randiv, Upul Tharanga and Dhammika Prasad will be replaced by Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Ajantha Mendis and Shaminda Eranga for the final two […]

Rayudu takes India to 6-wicket win over Lanka

Rayudu takes India to 6-wicket win over Lanka

Ambati Rayudu’s ton took India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International (ODI) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. This win took India to a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. This was yet another display of a good all-round performance where India outplayed Sri […]

Fiji players join Sri Lanka

Fiji players join Sri Lanka

Veteran Fiji rugby player Setefano Cakau has reportedly taken up a contract in Sri Lanka, according to the Fiji Times.. Cakau, who is one of the senior players in the Ben Ryan-coached Vodafone Fiji 7s side, will not be part of the upcoming leg in Dubai and South Africa. The national squad which is undergoing […]

Mathews named captain of ICC Test team

Mathews named captain of ICC Test team

The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews has been named as the captain of the Test side that also includes two more Sri Lankans in […]

England’s Anderson out of Sri Lanka tour

England’s Anderson out of Sri Lanka tour

England spearhead seamer James Anderson has been ruled out of the forthcoming one-day series in Sri Lanka because of a knee injury, it was announced Tuesday. However, England said they hoped to have the Lancashire swing bowler fit in time for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “James Anderson has been ruled […]

Probe on women’s cricket allegations

Probe on women’s cricket allegations

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board to appoint an investigative committee, led by a retired female judge, to probe into allegations that officials in women’s cricket administration demanded sexual bribes to give places in the national team. The sex scandal had rocked Sri Lankan cricket after recent media reports […]

Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here. Chasing 364 for a win, Sri Lanka were shot out for 194 in 39.2 overs and […]

India beat Sri Lanka by 169 runs

India beat Sri Lanka by 169 runs

India thrashed Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first ODI match of the series today. Posting 363 for five on the scoreboard, the Indian bowlers then bowled out the neighbours for 194 with 64 balls to spare. Rahane smashed 111 from 108 balls as he scored his second ODI century and Shikhr Dhawan returned […]

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