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Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket

Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, across all three formats. The South Africa batsman had quit Tests late last year but prolonged his limited-overs career. However, after a poor one-day tour of Sri Lanka recently, Kallis has decided to call time on his limited-overs career as well. Kallis, however, will continue to […]

Malinga picks Mumbai Indians over Southern Express team

Malinga picks Mumbai Indians over Southern Express team

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has sent a letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket board where he has requested to represent the Mumbai Indians in the Champions League cricket tournament CLT20 – 2014. The request letter was tabled at the Exco meeting, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said in a statement today. As per the Team Participation […]

South seeks revenge at Red Bull Ride My Wave – second leg

South seeks revenge at Red Bull Ride My Wave – second leg

After being shown up on home waters, the best surfers from Sri Lanka’s South Coast are out to settle the score against their Eastern counterparts in the second and final leg of Red Bull Ride My Wave, which gets under way at three popular surf spots in Arugam Bay from the 8th to the 10th […]

South Africa draw final Test against Sri Lanka and win series

South Africa draw final Test against Sri Lanka and win series

South Africa frustrated Sri Lanka’s spin attack with a defensive batting strategy to earn a draw in the second test on Monday and win the two-match series, 1-0. Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath bagged five wickets —the 18th time he has taken five or more wickets in an innings — but he couldn’t prevent the […]

Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Sri Lanka’s favorite F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo won a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix for his second F1 race win this season. Ricciardo, who was in Sri Lanka last year for the Colombo Night Race, overcame power problems to finish ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton after starting fourth on the grid. ABC news reported […]

Sri Lanka wins silver in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games

Sri Lanka wins silver in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games

Sri Lanka’s Sudesh Peiris won silver in the men’s 62kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday. Cyprus’ Dimitris Minasidis won the gold snatching 125kg and clean and jerking 151kg for a total of 276kg while Peiris won silver with 273kg (123+150) and Vaipana Ioane of Samoa bronze with 271kg (115+156).

Priyanjan hundred sets up big Sri Lanka A win against Ireland

Priyanjan hundred sets up big Sri Lanka A win against Ireland

Led by a hundred from captain Ashan Priyanjan, Sri Lanka A’s top order produced a powerful display at Stormont which was more than enough to overpower Ireland in the first unofficial ODI at Belfast. Priyanjan, who is part of Sri Lanka’s ODI side, hit 111 off 70 balls as the visitors piled up 329 for […]

Confident Ajmal aims to outfox Sri Lanka during series

Confident Ajmal aims to outfox Sri Lanka during series

Pakistan’s leading spinner Saeed Ajmal has brushed aside concerns over his bowling form before the series in Sri Lanka, saying he can still outfox batsmen with his “doosra” delivery. “It gives me great joy to get any batsmen out who can read my ‘doosra’ because it just gives me confidence that I have become a […]

Marvan to be head coach till end of Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka

Marvan to be head coach till end of Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka

The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket had extended the appointment of Marvan Attapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka. Ruwan Kalpage will continue as the Acting Assistant Coach. Nuwan Seneviratne will be appointed as the Fielding Coach for the Pakistan Series, the […]

We will be aiming victory against Sri Lanka: Waqar

We will be aiming victory against Sri Lanka: Waqar

Pakistan cricket teams head coach, Waqar Younis has said that the team will be aiming to play Sri Lanka with a mind-set of victory. “It is a very important series, a step forward to prepare for the World Cup and we will be having victory in our mind when we take on Sri Lanka later […]

South Africa win first test v Sri Lanka by 153 runs

South Africa win first test v Sri Lanka by 153 runs

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on the fifth and final day of the first test to take a one-nil lead in the two-match series on Sunday. Scores: South Africa 455-9 declared and 206-6 declared v Sri Lanka 292 and 216 (K Sangakkara 76, D Steyn 4-45, M Morkel 4-29). (Courtesy Reuters)

Vernon Philander fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

Vernon Philander fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “changing the […]

Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ by Sachithra Senanayake fine by MCC

Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ by Sachithra Senanayake fine by MCC

Some of cricket’s greatest names insisted England’s Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his ‘Mankad’ dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion by bowler Sachithra Senanayake during Sri Lanka’s 3-2 series-clinching victory in the fifth […]

Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour

Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. “I don’t know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and it is useless trying to […]

Mahela leaves as ‘one of the greatest to play for Sri Lanka’ says Murali

Mahela leaves as ‘one of the greatest to play for Sri Lanka’ says Murali

Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan showered accolades on the 37-year-old Mahela Jayawardene, after the star top-order batsman decided to call time on his Test career. Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, Jayawardene has 11,493 Test runs at an average of 50.18 to his name. After a glorious 17-year-long Test […]

Mahela to retire from Test cricket but will continue with ODI

Mahela to retire from Test cricket but will continue with ODI

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that Mahela Jayawardene has tendered his resignation from Test cricket. Addressing a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. Jayawardene has stated that […]

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win World Cup

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win World Cup

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday at the Maracana thanks to an extra-time goal from Mario Gotze. After 113 goalless minutes in the World Cup final, Gotze a second-half substitute for Miroslav Klose controlled Andre Schurrle’s left-wing cross beautifully on his chest before volleying past Sergio […]

Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka test squad against South Africa

Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka test squad against South Africa

Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga’s last test was against England in 2007 but he has been out of favour in the five-day […]

Sachithra Senanayake banned for illegal bowling action

Sachithra Senanayake banned for illegal bowling action

Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said today. Sri Lanka Cricket said it had received the ICC Bowling Action Legality Assessment Report pertaining to Sachithra Senanayake. It was conducted by the Cardiff Metropolitan University – Cardiff School of Sport in England. […]

De Kock, De Villers star in Proteas series win in Sri Lanka

De Kock, De Villers star in Proteas series win in Sri Lanka

South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century off just 66 balls as South […]

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