ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

South Africa series hangs in the balance

30 Mar 2020 - 0     - 174

South Africa series hangs in the balance

30 Mar 2020 - 0     - 174

South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka, due for late May, is likely to be postponed in light of the global fight against Covid-19. The numbers of dead and infected worldwide keep rising and the global fi


Kumar Sangakkara in self-quarantine after Colombo return

22 Mar 2020 - 0     - 3507

Kumar Sangakkara is currently in self-quarantine at his home in Colombo, after he returned home from a visit to the United Kingdom. This is as per the Sri Lanka government’s guidelines for those who



A day that united the nation 24 years ago

17 Mar 2020 - 0     - 1779

A ball guided to the third man boundary, a captain’s arms raised, a World Cup trophy lifted high.


MCC cricket match cancelled

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 1418

The annual Champion County Match between MCC and Essex - at the Galle International Stadium which was due to take place between 24 and 27 March, and the MCC World Cricket committee meeting in Colombo


England vs Sri Lanka test series postponed over coronavirus fears

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 493

Sri Lanka’s up-coming Test series against England became the latest victim of the global Coronavirus pandemic as the tour has been postponed just days ahead of the first Test in Galle.


Australia’s Richardson tested for virus as ODI starts behind closed doors

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 529

Australia seamer Kane Richardson has been quarantined and tested for the new coronavirus, officials said on Friday, as the first one-day international against New Zealand got underway in an empty stad



’There’s nothing better than playing against them’: Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur

10 Mar 2020 - 0     - 719

England may be on an upward Test curve following victory in South Africa, but in Sri Lanka they will be up against a coach who has their number. Mickey Arthur was appointed to lead Sri Lanka across al


Kusal Perera included for England Tests despite finger injury

09 Mar 2020 - 0     - 366

Sri Lanka have left Lahiru Thirimanne out of their Test squad to play England, and Kusal Perera has been included in his place despite a finger injury leaving him doubtful for the first game of the tw


Australia crush India to lift fifth Women’s T20 World Cup

08 Mar 2020 - 0     - 231

Opening batswomen Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney scored glittering half-centuries as a ruthless Australia crushed India by 85 runs to win a record-extending fifth Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in front o



Russell blitz gives Windies series sweep

07 Mar 2020 - 0     - 184

A tight performance in the field restricted Sri Lanka to 155/6 before forties from Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer and Andre Russell saw West Indies comfortably over the line.


Thomas five-for powers Windies to 25-run victory

05 Mar 2020 - 0     - 292

Oshane Thomas took 5/28 in the Powerplay to hinder Sri Lanks’s chase, after Lendl Simmons had earlier struck an unbeaten 67 in a total of 196/4. West Indies got off to a strong start batting first


West Indies keen to reverse fortunes in T20I series

04 Mar 2020 - 0     - 212

West Indies may have posed a good challenge to Sri Lanka in two of the three recently-concluded One-Day Internationals. However, the hosts turned out to be quite feisty in conditions they call home an


Siriwardena: I’m truly satisfied to help my country

03 Mar 2020 - 0     - 415

Shashikala Siriwardena says she couldn’t have imagined a more satisfying end to her career than taking four wickets to steer Sri Lanka to their first ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 win. Shashikal


Pradeep, Dhananjaya to miss West Indies T20Is due to injuries

03 Mar 2020 - 0     - 247

In what comes as a double blow for Sri Lanka ahead of the T20I series against West Indies, Nuwan Pradeep and Dhananjaya de Silva have been ruled out due to injuries, Sri Lanka Cricket revealed on Mond


England players will not shake hands on Sri Lanka tour because of coronavirus

03 Mar 2020 - 0     - 312

England players will not shake hands during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to captain Joe Root.


Sri Lanka complete clean-sweep after humdinger

02 Mar 2020 - 0     - 282

In what turned out to be a humdinger, with the fortunes of both sides swinging back and forth, Sri Lanka held their nerve to clinch the final ODI of the series against the West Indies in Pallekele to


SLC’s tender blunder

01 Mar 2020 - 0     - 451

Unhappy with the bids received, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is going to the market once more seeking a more competitive offer to award its broadcasting rights (TV/radio and digital) for the next three-yea


Lankans set for the kill as series shifts to Pallekele

01 Mar 2020 - 0     - 197

With the series already in their bag, Sri Lanka will look to go for the kill and sweep the three-match ODI series when they faced a demoralised West Indies team in the final ODI on Sunday at the Palle



Thisara returns to T20 squad

27 Feb 2020 - 0     - 309

Bowling allrounder Thisara Perera has been included in Sri Lanka’s T20I squad for the two-match series against West Indies along with bowler Nuwan Pradeep and spin-bowling allrounder Shehan Jayasuri


Fernando, Mendis, wrist-spinners set up series win

27 Feb 2020 - 0     - 292

Hundreds from Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis, over the course of their record 239-run stand, powered Sri Lanka to a massive 345 against West Indies in the second ODI on Wednesday (February 26). Wan


Windies put Sri Lanka to bat

26 Feb 2020 - 0     - 187

West Indies won the toss and put Sri Lanka to bat first in a must-win game to keep the three-match series alive against Sri Lanka at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota, a short while ago. Sri


Sri Lanka target batting improvement in bid to clinch series

26 Feb 2020 - 0     - 193

Sri Lanka are focused on improving their batting effort come Wednesday (February 26), as they take on West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series in Hambantota.


Haynes spares Australia the blushes against Sri Lanka

24 Feb 2020 - 0     - 263

Rachael Haynes was the hero for Australia with a classy half-century to help the hosts overcome a mighty scare against Sri Lanka in Perth.


Modest Devine heaps praise on Jensen and Green

22 Feb 2020 - 0     - 111

Record-breaker Sophie Devine stole the show in New Zealand’s opening win against Sri Lanka but insisted she couldn’t have done it without the contributions of her teammates. The White Ferns skipp


Hasaranga Magic

22 Feb 2020 - 0     - 395

Sri Lanka survived a middle-order collapse to ace a 290 run chase in a closely-contested opening game of the three-match ODI series against West Indies here at the SSC grounds in Colombo on Saturday.


Atapattu ready for Tahuhu’s pace in Perth

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 570

Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Atapattu is looking forward to giving fast bowler Lea Tahuhu a run for her money in their ICC Women’si T20 World Cup 2020 opener against New Zealand.


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