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India tour in doubt as Bangladesh cricketers go on strike

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 320

Bangladesh’s professional cricketers -- including several members of the national squad -- went on strike Monday to call for better pay and benefits.


Raw deal on young guns as SLC finalise annual contracts

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 344

The decisions of Sri Lanka Cricket, whose latest feat is to sideline some of the most promising young cricketers from national cricket contracts–continue to baffle.


Trailblazer Chamari Atapattu role model for aspiring women cricketers

20 Oct 2019 - 0     - 300

Cricket is known as the Gentlemen’s game, as it’s played, predominantly, by men, but, the women’s game has also grown in importance over the last few years.


Pakistan sacks Sarfaraz as Twenty20, Test skipper

18 Oct 2019 - 0     - 443

Pakistan sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed from his post as Twenty20 and Test skipper on Friday, a week after he led the side to a shocking 3-0 home defeat against an inexperienced Sri Lanka.



PCB not willing to stage Sri Lanka Test series in UAE

16 Oct 2019 - 0     - 587

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not willing to host their two-Test home series in the UAE during December against Sri Lanka unless Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is ready to share the expenses of staging


Ganguly’s stern message to ICC before taking over as BCCI president

16 Oct 2019 - 0     - 1067

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly filed his nomination for post of president at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and revealed areas of concerns which will be targeted by the incoming team.


Thilanga banned from sports administration

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 641

A sports ministry appointed inquiry committee while ruling former President Thilanga Sumathipala cannot hold office in any of the country’s registered national sports bodies given his family’s con


Malinga, KJP, Mendis, Dickwella return for Aussie series

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 776

With an eye on World T20 qualification, Sri Lanka have recalled four players who missed the winning series in Pakistan. Lasith Malinga will return as skipper of the T20 side, replacing Dasun Shanaka a


Zimbabwe readmitted as International Cricket Council member

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 153

Cricket chiefs readmitted Zimbabwe as an International Cricket Council member on Monday following a three-month suspension over political interference.


Aussie skipper Paine backs Smith’s return to captaincy

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 191

Australian captain Tim Paine has addressed speculation over whether Steve Smith will again lead the team once a ban ends in March, saying he would be fully supportive if it happens “one day”.


Hasaranga, Fernando star as Sri Lanka whitewash number one Pakistan in T20 series

10 Oct 2019 - 0     - 865

New-look Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 series with world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore.


Rejuvenated Sri Lanka target clean sweep

09 Oct 2019 - 0     - 356

Having already lost the series, Pakistan have batting concerns to address in the third and final Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Lahore. While Babar’s dip in form could be a cause for so


Steve Smith, David Warner in Australia T20 squad for Sri Lanka, Pakistan series

08 Oct 2019 - 0     - 934

Steve Smith and David Warner will spearhead Australia’s preparations for a maiden T20 World Cup title as selectors seek rare continuity in the 20-over format. D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Marcus S


Sri Lanka outclass Pakistan by 35 runs to claim T20 series in Lahore

07 Oct 2019 - 0     - 751

Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 35 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on Monday. The visitors had set a target of 183 runs for Pakistan to save the series. Rajitha sent Fakhar Zaman (


New-look Sri Lanka shock Pakistan

06 Oct 2019 - 0     - 900

New-look Sri Lanka achieved their biggest T20 win over world number one Pakistan by 64 runs on the back of some brilliant batting and bowling in Lahore on Saturday.


Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets in third ODI

03 Oct 2019 - 0     - 422

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final day-night international between the two sides in Karachi on Wednesday, taking the three-match series 2-0.


KUMAR SANGAKKARA TAKES OFFICE AS MCC PRESIDENT

01 Oct 2019 - 0     - 1507

The former Sri Lankan international is the first non-British President of MCC and will hold the post for one year. His nomination was announced by the outgoing President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC A


Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in second ODI in Karachi

01 Oct 2019 - 0     - 364

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years.


Karachi gears up for first one-day international in 10 years

27 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1053

Karachi hosts a one-day international for the first time in 10 years when Pakistan take on a depleted Sri Lanka on Friday, furthering the country’s revival in international cricket.


Misbah demands more from world for Pakistan cricket revival

26 Sep 2019 - 0     - 327

Pakistan’s newly appointed head coach Wednesday urged the cricket world to better help his country’s efforts to revive international matches, damaged by security problems in the last decade.


Sri Lanka to replace Zimbabwe for India T20 series

26 Sep 2019 - 0     - 629

Sri Lanka will replace Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 series in India in January after the African nation’s suspension by the world governing body, officials said Wednesday.


Sri Lanka squad leave for Pakistan despite security concerns

24 Sep 2019 - 0     - 995

The Sri Lanka team were attacked in Lahore in 2009. Since then most international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country, leaving Pakistan to play nearly all their “home” games in the


Akila Dananjaya suspended for 12 months for illegal bowling action

19 Sep 2019 - 0     - 606

Sri Lanka offspinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for one year after his action was found to be illegal following bio-mechanical assessment in Chennai.


Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour following security clearance

19 Sep 2019 - 0     - 522

Sri Lanka Cricket will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan following security clearance from the defence ministry. “We have the green light from the defence ministry,” SLC secretary Mohan de Silva


Mathews bares his soul

17 Sep 2019 - 0     - 2011

Angelo Mathews--the 32-year-old former captain, a player of indisputable quality speaks to the Sunday Times of his rollercoaster journey since breaking into the national side in 2008.


Wade ton in vain as England force Ashes draw

16 Sep 2019 - 0     - 348

LONDON (Reuters) - Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes seri


Ankolekar, Singh guide India U19 to thrilling title win

14 Sep 2019 - 0     - 386

The left arm spin and pace combination of Atharva Ankolekar and Akash Singh guided defending champions India U19 to a thrilling five run win over Bangladesh U19 in a low scoring final of the Under 19


Archer claims six wickets as England take charge of Ashes finale

14 Sep 2019 - 0     - 310

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England bowled Australia out for 225 to gain the upper hand on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test on Friday despite another Steve Smith masterclass.


Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse

13 Sep 2019 - 0     - 232

Jos Buttler saved England’s blushes on Thursday, counter-attacking against Australia to lift his side to 271-8 after they collapsed on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test.


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