ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

A costly sack?

13 Aug 2019 - 0     - 458

The impending “sacking” of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha may cost it an arm and a leg but Sri Lanka Cricket, pressured by Sports Minister Harin Fernando, is determined to do it in order to “


Chandimal, Akila in 15-man squad to face NZ

09 Aug 2019 - 0     - 562

Former Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Akila Dananjaya have been included in the 15-man squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand. The series—a part of the newly introduced ICC Tes


South Africa’s Amla retires from international cricket

09 Aug 2019 - 0     - 352

South Africa’s Hashim Amla announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, bringing the curtain down on one of the country’s leading batting careers.


Rumesh Ratnayake appointed Interim Head Coach for New Zealand series

07 Aug 2019 - 0     - 520

Former Sri Lanka fast bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed interim head coach of the national team for the forthcoming series against New Zealand.


Chandimal, Dananjaya in as Sri Lanka names Test squad of 22 players

07 Aug 2019 - 0     - 572

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the names of the Test squad of 22 players that will represent Sri Lanka against New Zealand in the two-match Test Series, which is part of the ICC Test Championship.


Vinothen John added to cricket selection panel

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 1013

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Vinothen John has been included in a three-member National Cricket Selection Committee headed by Ashantha de Mel. The other member in the committee is former first class c


South Africa fast bowler Steyn calls time on test career

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 138

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from test cricket, but will be available for one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, he confirmed on Monday.


Lyon rips through England to hand Australia Ashes advantage

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 146

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ripped through England’s batting line-up as the hosts lost the first Ashes test by 251 runs after being bowled out for 146 in their second innings on Monday.


Hathurusingha removed, Jerome to take over in the interim

05 Aug 2019 - 0     - 2897

Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka Head Coach, will be removed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) tomorrow after its Executive Committee holds an emergency meeting, authoritative sources said.


ICC opposes political meddling; rejects Interim Committee for SLC

04 Aug 2019 - 0     - 4

The possibility of an interim administration for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been banished after the game’s global body, the International Cricket Council, rejected any form of political interferenc


Focus should shift to T20 WC – De Mel

04 Aug 2019 - 0     - 213

Ashantha de Mel, Chairman of Cricket Selectors, thinks Sri Lanka should focus on training that is specific to the shortest format, as they prepare for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.


Burns’ maiden ton helps England take initiative in Ashes opener

03 Aug 2019 - 0     - 115

Rory Burns smashed an unbeaten maiden test century as England gained the upper hand in the first Ashes test by finishing day two on 267-4, trailing Australia by just 17 runs on Friday.


Sri Lanka whitewash Bangladesh in one-day series

31 Jul 2019 - 0     - 439

Sri Lanka put on a clinical performance with bat and ball to record a 122-run win in the third and final one-day international and complete a clean sweep over Bangladesh in Colombo on Wednesday (Jul 3


In-form Sri Lanka eye rare series sweep

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 281

Sri Lanka kicked off the post-Lasith Malinga era with a resounding seven-wicket victory in the second one-day international, and are now in line to seal their first clean sweep in an ODI series featur


Cricket needs the ICC World Test Championship - Mahela

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 357

Cricket needs the ICC World Test Championship. Context is essential, to play for points as well as pride. We have a World Championship in other formats and I think it’s important to bring that over


Thilan Samaraweera to assist Black Caps in Sri Lanka

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 288

Former Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera will join the Black Caps coaching staff for the upcoming Test series in Sri Lanka.


World Test Championship begins with Ashes

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 130

The opening day of the Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday also marks the start of the International Cricket Council’s new World Test Championship.


Sri Lanka to dedicate third Bangladesh ODI to Kulasekara

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 147

Sri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday’s third one-day international against Bangladesh to fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.


Santner back as New Zealand name four spinners for Lanka tests

29 Jul 2019 - 0     - 146

Mitchell Santner, who last played a test in December 2017, returned to the longest format as one of the four frontline spinners in the New Zealand squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lank


Sri Lanka win ODI series with Bangladesh

29 Jul 2019 - 0     - 259

Avishka Fernando has scored 82 off 75 balls as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by seven wickets to take an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.


Right process followed: ICC backs Kumar Dharmasena’s overthrows decision in World Cup 2019 final

27 Jul 2019 - 0     - 498

The ICC has thrown its weight behind umpire Kumar Dharmasena for the 1st time since the latter awarded eventual champions England 6 crucial overthrows in the fateful World Cup 2019 final against New Z


Bangladesh fined for slow over-rate

27 Jul 2019 - 0     - 164

Bangladesh have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Colombo on Friday.


Aussie greats baffled by Carey Ashes squad omission

27 Jul 2019 - 0     - 188

Alex Carey’s omission from the Ashes sqaud was met with disbelief Saturday by former Australian greats Mark Waugh and Shane Warne, while Mark Taylor said he was surprised Joe Burns and Kurtis Patter


Malinga propels Sri Lanka to victory over Bangladesh in final ODI

27 Jul 2019 - 0     - 200

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga said goodbye to one-day cricket in style as his devastating opening spell helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday.


Sri Lanka elect to bat first

26 Jul 2019 - 0     - 107

Sri Lanka elected to bat first in Lasith Malinga’s farewell game against Bangladesh here at the R Premadasa Stadium.


Sri Lanka eye perfect farewell for Lasith Malinga

25 Jul 2019 - 0     - 234

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, fresh from a mixed campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, are aiming for a winning start to the three-match ODI series. Bangladesh appear very different to the s


Lasith Malinga ‘happy’ to make way for younger Sri Lankan cricketers

25 Jul 2019 - 0     - 292

Lasith Malinga will play his final one-day international in Colombo Friday in the first of three ODIs against Bangladesh, but hopes to continue playing in the shorter T20 format.


Ireland in command after bowling England out for 85

25 Jul 2019 - 0     - 238

Ireland enjoyed a fairytale opening day in their first ever test match against England as they bowled out the hosts for 85 before building a healthy lead at sweltering Lord’s on Wednesday.


No Dickwella, Gunathilaka for Banga ODIs

24 Jul 2019 - 0     - 424

Wicket-keeper bat Niroshan Dickwella an opener Danushka Gunathilaka failed to find a spot in the 17-man squad named for the three match ODI series against Bangladesh starting this Friday.


Nuwan Kulasekara retires from international cricket

24 Jul 2019 - 0     - 186

T-20 World Cup-winning Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday.