Afridi, Gayle international icons for SLPL

West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi have been named the two international icon players in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier...

Sachin rested for Sri Lanka tour

Sachin Tendulkar has been rested from the 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting on July 21. Ravindra Jadeja, who failed to impress during...

Sanga breaks records against Pakistan

Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday broke multiple records against Pakistan during the fourth day of the second Test match at the SSC grounds in the...

India team for Sri Lanka to be picked on July 4

The Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, to play five ODIs and a lone Twenty20 International against the hosts, will...

Missing 200 ‘part of game’ says Sanga

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara left the ground fuming after being stranded on an unbeaten 199 during the first Test against Pakistan in Galle on Saturday. The...

Lanka warns life ban on doping sportsmen

Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has warned sportsmen with strict punishment, including life ban on those found guilty of doping. Aluthgamage said coaches and...

Sri Lanka squad for first Test announced

Allrounder Thisara Perera and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara have been included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the first Test against Pakistan. Allrounder Jeevan...

Mathews helps Sri Lanka clinch thriller

Angelo Mathews stroked an unbeaten 76 balls 80 to guide Sri Lanka to a two wicket victory over Pakistan with two balls to spare...

Sri Lanka sets $3 mn floor price for T20 league franchises

The cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC) has set a floor price of $3 million for the T20 league franchises, a paltry amount compared...

Perera hat-trick inspires unlikely Sri Lanka victory

All-rounder Thisara Perera registered a rare hat-trick to lead Sri Lanka to an unlikely 44-run win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international on Saturday. The visitors, chasing 244...

Namal wants to shift Asian beach events to Mullaitivu

The former rebel held town of Mullaitivu will host the beach events of the Asian Youth Games in 2017, the Sri Lanka Tourist Board...

No Indians in Sri Lanka Premier League

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has once again 'rejected' Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) appeal to let Indian stars play in the inaugural Sri Lanka...

Hambantota to host Asian Youth Games

Sri Lanka's southern port town of Hambantota has been chosen as the host city of the third Asian Youth Games in 2017. This was announced...

Third Lanka-Pakistan ODI abandoned due to rain

The third one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was abandoned due to rain in Colombo on Wednesday. Pakistan were 12-2 off 6.2 overs after...

Chinese runner gives his shoes to barefooted Lankan

Sportsmanship was displayed at the ongoing 15th Asian Junior Athletics Championships when a young Chinese walker presented his new pair of shoes to a...

Proposed sports law: Country first or ban

The Sports Ministry is to introduce amendments to the sports law which will give sporting bodies the authority to impose a temporary ban on...

Dilshan, Perera, Sanga star in ODI win

A century by opener T.M. Dilshan, a six wicket haul by Thisara Perera and the 300th catch as a wicketkeeper by Kumar Sangakkara saw Sri...

‘No security threat to World Twenty20’ – organisers

The tournament director of the 2012 World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka has denied that there were any security threats to the...

Gul, Sami set up easy win for Pakistan

Pakistan eased to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday. Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with 37, as the...

Ambitious Sri Lanka dare to dream of World Cup

Sri Lanka has launched a major campaign to develop rugby on the island with the president’s eldest son leading efforts to build a team...