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First turf wicket in Jaffna declared open

First turf wicket in Jaffna declared open

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that the 1st ever turf wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. The turf wicket was declared open by National selector Sanath Jayasuriya, Cricket board secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing […]

South Africa reclaims number-one ODI ranking

South Africa reclaims number-one ODI ranking

South Africa has reclaimed the number-one ranking on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following the conclusion of its series against New Zealand in New Zealand. South Africa had entered the three-match ODI series trailing Australia by one ratings point. It moved to the top of the table following its 72 runs victory in the […]

ICC backs chucking crackdown

ICC backs chucking crackdown

Cricket’s global governing body on Monday justified its crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions, vowing to only allow unorthodox deliveries like the ‘doosra’ within the rules. The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its major drive to root out the problem of illegal deliveries suspended high profile bowlers like Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake, […]

Lanka not fully prepared says Angelo

Lanka not fully prepared says Angelo

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said his players have not had sufficient time to prepare thoroughly for the ODI series in India in November. Sri Lanka’s players were in the middle of a break from international cricket but have been asked to fill the gap in the BCCI’s calendar after West Indies abandoned their […]

Security plan for Lankan cricketers in India

Security plan for Lankan cricketers in India

Keeping in view the security lapses during last year’s India-Sri Lanka match and incidents of Tamil Tiger racists attacking Lankan cricket lovers in London, the city’s Commissionerate Police on Friday assured a foolproof safety plan for players and spectators. (Also read: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka; Sangakkara, Mahela in 15-Man Squad) “Full-proof security would be […]

Schumacher will need years to recover

Schumacher will need years to recover

A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover. Jean-Francois Payen also praised Schumacher’s wife Corinna for the devotion she has shown to the racing driver since his devastating ski accident in December 2014, in which he suffered […]

Lanka names squad for 3 ODIs in India

Lanka names squad for 3 ODIs in India

Sri Lanka’s National Selectors have named a squad for the first three One Day International matches between Sri Lanka and India, part of Sri Lanka’s tour to India which begind later this month. Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Janith Perera, T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru […]

BCCI finalises venues for SL tour

BCCI finalises venues for SL tour

Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad will be the venues for Sri Lanka’s five-match ODI series in India early next month. In return for Sri Lanka Cricket agreeing to step in after West Indies pulled out of their India tour, the BCCI has agreed to tour Sri Lanka in July-August 2015. Sri Lanka were scheduled […]

Mahanama 4th to achieve 200-ODI landmark

Mahanama 4th to achieve 200-ODI landmark

Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees to reach the 200-mark in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) when he took the field to officiate in the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. A former captain and member of the Sri Lanka squad that […]

Sanga questions decision to tour India

Sanga questions decision to tour India

After West Indies’ dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket’s decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. “Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do a months requirement of skills […]

Sri Lanka agrees to play in India

Sri Lanka agrees to play in India

Following a decision taken by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to […]

Over 80 school cricketers reported

Over 80 school cricketers reported

Over 80 school cricketers have been reported for a suspect bowling action and measures are being taken to help them remedy their action, Sri Lanka Cricket said today. The Sri Lanka cricket board said that an educational workshop was conducted by the cricket board comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in […]

Murali behind O’Keefe’s bid for Test debut

Murali behind O’Keefe’s bid for Test debut

Steve O’Keefe says Sri Lanka’s spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has been invaluable in helping him work on his variations in a bid to push for Test selection in the upcoming series against Pakistan. Uncapped left-arm spinner O’Keefe claimed 3-76 off 23 overs on Wednesday in Pakistan A’s first innings of 8-305 off 90 overs in […]

Kapp and Lee power SA to victory

Kapp and Lee power SA to victory

An adept all-round performance from South Africa Women helped it to a 53-run win over Sri Lanka Women in the tenth match of the ICC Women’s Championship, played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Wednesday (October 15). Opting to bat, half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp led South Africa to 225 for […]

Cricket’s next big-ticket destination is the U.S.

Cricket’s next big-ticket destination is the U.S.

Cricket in the United States has a history. The game was played way back in early 18th century by British colonists in Northern America. It has since been overtaken by several sports that went on to become a part of the popular American culture. Despite mammoth odds, though, cricket has managed to survive in the […]

Sri Lanka to host South African women

Sri Lanka to host  South African women

Sri Lanka will host South Africa in the final series of the opening round of the ICC Women’s Championship with the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) to be played in Colombo this week. The historic Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) will be the venue of the first two ODIs to be played on 15 and 17 October, […]

Pakistan cricket assures Sri Lanka

Pakistan cricket assures Sri Lanka

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) counterpart Jayantha Dharmadasa about the country’s improved security situation during the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations. According to a press release, the purpose of Shaharyar’s trip was to improve coordination and forge friendly ties between the cricket […]

Bangladesh, Zimbabwe spinners banned

Bangladesh, Zimbabwe spinners banned

The International Cricket Council has slapped bans on Bangladesh’s Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya for illegal bowling actions. The off-spinners were examined in Cardiff after being reported during international matches in August, and it was found all their deliveries breached the tolerance limit of 15 degrees for straightening of the elbow joint. “Both players […]

Nepal line up Sri Lanka tour

Nepal line up Sri Lanka tour

The national cricket team will fine tune their preparation for the ICC World Cricket League Division-III in Sri Lanka from October 12-21. The nine-day practice tour in Sri Lanka will see Nepal play three games against some of the top local clubs before leaving directly for Malaysia on October 21 to compete in the Division-III. […]

World XI beat Asian XI in thriller

World XI beat Asian XI in thriller

Cricket and Qatar have never been synonymous with one another, with the game struggling to find its feet in the region. But after yesterday’s Twenty20 bash between World XI and Asian XI attracting more than 10,000 spectators at the West End Park stadium, it can be said that the game has a future in Qatar. […]

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