ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

De Silva steadies Sri Lanka on weather-hit day

12 Dec 2019 - 0     - 112

Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten after completing his half-century as Sri Lanka reached 263 for six on the weather-hit second day of the opening test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi on Thursday.


Sixes galore as India clinch T20 series win over Windies

12 Dec 2019 - 0     - 127

Skipper Virat Kohli led the sixes charge with seven hits over the fence to set up India’s series-clinching 67-run win over the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international on Wednesday.


South Africa appoint Smith acting director of cricket

11 Dec 2019 - 0     - 100

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa have named Graeme Smith as acting director of cricket for a three-month period, which covers England’s tour of the country starting later this month, before he tak


Naseem leads fightback as Pakistan host first test in a decade

11 Dec 2019 - 0     - 170

LAHORE (Reuters) - Pakistan’s teenage fast bowler Naseem Shah led the hosts’ recovery against Sri Lanka on a riveting opening day as test cricket returned to the country on Wednesday for the first


All eyes on Rawalpindi for historic return of Test cricket to Pakistan

10 Dec 2019 - 0     - 185

Sri Lanka’s return to Pakistan, 10 years after an attack on their team bus, carries significance beyond the results of the two-Test series. Another 120 points in the ICC Test Championship are on of


South African cricketers refuse to deal with board

10 Dec 2019 - 0     - 174

South Africa’s cricket crisis continued on Monday when the South African Cricketers’ Association repeated its call for Cricket South Africa’s board to resign - and said it would refuse to negoti


THE HEAT IS ON

08 Dec 2019 - 0     - 288

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) this week completely overhauled its coaching structure, bringing in key individuals to drive the country’s ambitious plan to top the world across formats.


Sri Lanka overhauls cricket coaching team with Arthur appointment

05 Dec 2019 - 0     - 914

Sri Lanka’s cricket board Thursday announced a major revamp of the national team after their poor showing at the recent World Cup, confirming South African Mickey Arthur’s appointment as head coac


13th South Asian Games: Sri Lanka men and women hijack poor souls

05 Dec 2019 - 0     - 1256

Despite playing almost 300 kilometres apart the Sri Lanka Men’s Under-23 side and the Women’s team recorded identical, commanding, yet smashing victories in the Cricket Competition of the 13th Sou


Honours for Malinga, Athapaththu in 2019 SLC awards

04 Dec 2019 - 0     - 711

Chamari Athapaththu won big at the Sri Lanka Annual Cricket Awards 2019 on Tuesday, 3 December, picking up four of the seven awards for women.


Mickey Arthur joins SLC after Ramprakash, Farbrace snub

04 Dec 2019 - 0     - 1472

Sri Lanka Cricket’s ‘hire and fire’ policy of coaching staff seems to have taught them a bitter lesson. After two frontline candidates for head coach–to replace Chandika Hathurusingha–asked


Hathurusingha faults SLC over handling of ball-tampering issue

03 Dec 2019 - 0     - 422

Suspended Head Cricket Coach Chandika Hathurusingha has strongly criticised Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) handling of the ball-tampering incident in 2018 in the West Indies where he along with captain D


Warner hits 335, Smith shatters record as Pakistan suffer

30 Nov 2019 - 0     - 652

An irrepressible David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia put Pakistan to the sword before declaring on day two of the


Kasun Rajitha picks for Pakistan Tests

29 Nov 2019 - 0     - 413

Sri Lanka has picked a full strength 16-man squad for the two match as series against Pakistan next month as the national test team undertakes a historic tour to the landlocked country--ten years afte


Wagner five-for as New Zealand thrash England in first Test

26 Nov 2019 - 0     - 361

A fiery five-wicket burst from Neil Wagner sealed a comprehensive innings and 65 runs victory for New Zealand over England late on the final day of the first Test in Mount Maunganui on Monday. It put


Fighting for Justice

26 Nov 2019 - 0     - 1103


India’s Kohli hopes day-night Test is ’one-off’

21 Nov 2019 - 0     - 515

Skipper Virat Kohli said Thursday he welcomed the “buzz” around India’s grand day-night Test debut but said pink-ball matches should not become a regular occurrence. India begin their pink-ball


Australia skittle Pakistan to seize control at the Gabba

21 Nov 2019 - 0     - 403

Australia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when they bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.


SLC and SLT join hands to construct a new cricket ground

21 Nov 2019 - 0     - 644

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) signed an MOU recently to build a cricket ground on a 36 acre land, which belongs to the SLT Campus in Padukka.


Lasith Malinga indicates he may play on beyond T20 World Cup

20 Nov 2019 - 0     - 315

Lasith Malinga has his sights set on captaining his country at the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, and possibly beyond, firm in the belief that his body has two more years of cricket left in the



Shami stars in India’s crushing Test win over Bangladesh

16 Nov 2019 - 0     - 325

Mohammed Shami took four wickets as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days of the opening Test on Saturday.


Smith turns down Cricket South Africa director role

15 Nov 2019 - 0     - 579

Former South African captain Graeme Smith has withdrawn his interest in becoming Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) director of cricket.


Pakistan to play Sri Lanka Tests in front of home crowds

14 Nov 2019 - 0     - 347

After more than 10 years, Test cricket will return to Pakistan in December when Sri Lanka will play their World Test Championship matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi. The first Test will be played at th


Hope ton powers West Indies to ODI sweep over Afghanistan

13 Nov 2019 - 0     - 202

Opening batsman Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies outplayed Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international on Monday to complete a 3-0 series rout.


Seamer Chahar posts best T20 figures in India’s series win

11 Nov 2019 - 0     - 303

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India seamer Deepak Chahar took a hat-trick and posted the best bowling figures in Twenty20 internationals to guide the hosts to a series clinching 30-run win against Bangladesh in


Maddinson out of Pakistan clash over mental health issues

09 Nov 2019 - 0     - 334

Nic Maddinson on Saturday pulled out of Australia A’s clash against Pakistan in Perth on mental health grounds, all-but ruling him out of contention for a berth in the Test squad.


Sharma blitz flattens Bangladesh as India draw level

08 Nov 2019 - 0     - 332

Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 85 in his 100th Twenty20 international to power India to an eight-wicket series-levelling win over Bangladesh on Thursday.


Victory over India brings back Bangladesh smiles

05 Nov 2019 - 0     - 662

Bangladesh’s stunning first-ever Twenty20 win over India brought back smiles to a team left in turmoil by weeks of scandal, according to man of the match Mushfiqur Rahim.


Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in 3rd T20

01 Nov 2019 - 0     - 463

Australia cruised past Sri Lanka to clean-sweep their three-match Twenty20 series Friday, with David Warner grinding out a third successive half-century in the seven wicket win.


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