Sachin rested for Sri Lanka tour

Sachin rested for Sri Lanka tour

🕔15:29, 4.Jul 2012

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 the stint with Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League has

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Sanga breaks records against Pakistan

Sanga breaks records against Pakistan

🕔17:00, 3.Jul 2012

Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday broke multiple records against Pakistan during the fourth day of the second Test match at the SSC grounds in the capital. Sangakkara scored his 30th career Test century and 9th against Pakistan in the rain hit

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India team for Sri Lanka to be picked on July 4

India team for Sri Lanka to be picked on July 4

🕔17:41, 27.Jun 2012

The Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, to play five ODIs and a lone Twenty20 International against the hosts, will be picked on July 4. “The all-India senior selection committee will meet at the cricket centre

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Missing 200 ‘part of game’ says Sanga

Missing 200 ‘part of game’ says Sanga

🕔22:18, 23.Jun 2012

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 left-hander missed out on his ninth double-century in Test cricket partly due to an error

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Lanka warns life ban on doping sportsmen

Lanka warns life ban on doping sportsmen

🕔13:23, 23.Jun 2012

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 medical officers who prescribe banned drugs to sportsmen will also face severe punishments. The minister

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Sri Lanka squad for first Test announced

Sri Lanka squad for first Test announced

🕔17:57, 19.Jun 2012

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 Mendis, who is yet to earn a Test cap, has also been picked. Angelo Mathews has

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Mathews helps Sri Lanka clinch thriller

Mathews helps Sri Lanka clinch thriller

🕔23:16, 18.Jun 2012

Angelo Mathews stroked an unbeaten 76 balls 80 to guide Sri Lanka to a two wicket victory over Pakistan with two balls to spare in the fifth and the final One Day International played at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo.

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

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

🕔17:27, 18.Jun 2012

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 to the IPL. When IPL launched in 2008, it had fixed a minimum price of $50

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Perera hat-trick inspires unlikely Sri Lanka victory

Perera hat-trick inspires unlikely Sri Lanka victory

🕔07:38, 17.Jun 2012

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 for victory, were cruising at 166 for two in the 38th over only to collapse

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Namal wants to shift Asian beach events to Mullaitivu

Namal wants to shift Asian beach events to Mullaitivu

🕔19:09, 15.Jun 2012

The former rebel held town of Mullaitivu will host the beach events of the Asian Youth Games in 2017, the Sri Lanka Tourist Board announced. Hambantota has already been selected as the venue for the Asian Youth Games and the

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No Indians in Sri Lanka Premier League

No Indians in Sri Lanka Premier League

🕔06:28, 15.Jun 2012

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 Premier League (SLPL), tentatively scheduled to be held in August. The BCCI feels that if it

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Hambantota to host Asian Youth Games

Hambantota to host Asian Youth Games

🕔23:41, 14.Jun 2012

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 on Thursday by Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia. Hambantota,

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Third Lanka-Pakistan ODI abandoned due to rain

Third Lanka-Pakistan ODI abandoned due to rain

🕔22:08, 13.Jun 2012

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 electing to bat when play was called off, with Asad Shafiq unbeaten on five and

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Chinese runner gives his shoes to barefooted Lankan

Chinese runner gives his shoes to barefooted Lankan

🕔18:45, 12.Jun 2012

Sportsmanship was displayed at the ongoing 15th Asian Junior Athletics Championships when a young Chinese walker presented his new pair of shoes to a Sri Lankan runner who walked bare-footed on Tuesday. Zhang Zhi, who took bronze in the 10,000-meter

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Proposed sports law: Country first or ban

Proposed sports law: Country first or ban

🕔15:44, 11.Jun 2012

The Sports Ministry is to introduce amendments to the sports law which will give sporting bodies the authority to impose a temporary ban on national sportsmen who refuse to represent the country. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told the Colombo Gazette

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Dilshan, Perera, Sanga star in ODI win

Dilshan, Perera, Sanga star in ODI win

🕔22:23, 9.Jun 2012

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 Lanka beat Pakistan in the second One Day International (ODI) in Kandy today. Batting first Sri

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‘No security threat to World Twenty20’ – organisers

‘No security threat to World Twenty20’ – organisers

🕔23:25, 7.Jun 2012

The tournament director of the 2012 World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka has denied that there were any security threats to the event. In a statement released by the ICC, tournament director Upekha Nell said, “there is absolutely

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Gul, Sami set up easy win for Pakistan

Gul, Sami set up easy win for Pakistan

🕔23:17, 7.Jun 2012

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 visitors secured their ninth win in 11 outings against the Lankans. Earlier, Umar Gul grabbed

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Ambitious Sri Lanka dare to dream of World Cup

Ambitious Sri Lanka dare to dream of World Cup

🕔07:56, 6.Jun 2012

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 that can qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Last week more than a dozen

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Sri Lanka Olympic participation rises to five

Sri Lanka Olympic participation rises to five

🕔07:54, 6.Jun 2012

Sri Lanka’s participation at this year’s London Olympics rose to five after female swimmer Rishika Udugampola won a wildcard entry, National Olympic Committee chairman Hemasiri Fernando said on Tuesday. Four other Sri Lankan athletes – marathon runner Anuradha Indrajith Cooray,

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