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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

Indian A openers punish Sri Lanka A bowlers

25 May 2019 - 0     - 692

Indian ‘A’ openers Priyak Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran took the Sri Lanka ‘A’ bowlers by the scruff of their neck and gave it a good shake as they amassed 376 for 1 on the first day of their


Plucky Afghanistan stun Pakistan in World Cup warm-up

25 May 2019 - 0     - 386

Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 74 as the World Cup underdogs stunned former champions Pakistan to win by three wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling warm-up match in Bri


S.Africa’s Du Plessis on form in warm-up win over Sri Lanka

25 May 2019 - 0     - 339

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis struck a fluent 88 as his side eased to an 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in a Cricket World Cup warm-up game at Sophia Gardens on Friday.


Sangakkara laments Sri Lanka’s ’chaotic’ build-up to World Cup

24 May 2019 - 2     - 983

Kumar Sangakkara hopes Sri Lanka can somehow overcome their “chaotic” build-up to the World Cup thanks to new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s “lack of baggage”.


Karunaratne ready for the challenge of another ICC Men’s World Cup after coming in from the wilderness

24 May 2019 - 0     - 458

Sri Lanka’s new skipper Dimuth Karunaratne knows the size of the task facing him after being parachuted in at the 11th hour for the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.


Archer’s rapid rise earns him England World Cup spot

22 May 2019 - 0     - 449

Fast bowler Jofra Archer’s whirlwind rise continued when he was named in hosts England’s 15-man World Cup squad on Tuesday having appeared in only three one-day internationals.


Win, fifty for Karunaratne on ODI captaincy debut

22 May 2019 - 0     - 893

Sri Lanka’s top order came good as they sealed a 35-run win (DLS) against Scotland in a rain-hit second one-day international, taking the series 1-0 at the Grange, Edinburgh, on Tuesday, 21 May.


Riaz, Amir and Asif named in Pakistan’s final World Cup squad

21 May 2019 - 0     - 351

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have been drafted in to Pakistan’s final 15-man squad for the World Cup along with middle-order batsman Asif Ali, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said o


Australia ’pumped’ as Smith and Warner seek redemption

21 May 2019 - 0     - 398

Skipper Aaron Finch says a rejuvenated Australia are “pumped” ahead of their defence of the World Cup, with Steve Smith and David Warner returning from bans for ball-tampering and eager to let the


World Cup 2019 winners to bag $4m prize

18 May 2019 - 0     - 700

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced a $4 million prize for the winner of the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019.


Avishka to challenge ICC charges

14 May 2019 - 0     - 1482

Avishka Gunawardene, the former National cricketer and the latest Sri Lankan to be charged with corruption by the International Cricket Council (ICC), said he would challenge the charges that have led


Investigation confirms hacking

13 May 2019 - 0     - 6868

A forensic audit has found that an alleged wire transfer fraud at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was the result of “business email compromise” (BEC) by hackers who attempted to siphon funds into an offsh


Malinga’s final ball seal Mumbai title win over Chennai

13 May 2019 - 4     - 3755

Mumbai Indians became the most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League after their bowlers snatched a thrilling one-run victory over three-time champions Chennai Super Kings i


Sanath Jayasundara charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code

11 May 2019 - 0     - 2190

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasundara with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.


Avishka Gunawardene faces match fixing charges

10 May 2019 - 0     - 2344

Former Sri Lanka national cricketer and Sri Lanka A coach Avishka Gunawardana has been charged under Emirate Cricket Board’s Anti Corruption Code. Gunawardene becomes fourth high profile Sri Lankan


Australia paceman Jhye Richardson out of World Cup

08 May 2019 - 0     - 642

Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson was ruled out of the World Cup Wednesday after failing to recover from a dislocated shoulder, with namesake Kane Richardson replacing him.


Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for World Cup

07 May 2019 - 1     - 794

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been named his side’s vice-captain for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday, 6 May.



Three MSD officers to Sri Lanka team security

02 May 2019 - 0     - 2467

In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka, the government has decided to send a three member security team with the national cricket team for the World Cup in England. Accordingly three of


Sri Lanka crashes to 9th in ODI rankings

02 May 2019 - 0     - 2219

Sri Lanka has crashed to ninth in the ODI rankings--the worset ever by the islanders in recent history. The former World Champion who will fly out for the World Cup next week has endured a tough passa


Kumar Sangakkara becomes first non-British MCC president

02 May 2019 - 1     - 2288

The former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of Marylebone Cricket Club.


Asantha de Mel appointed National Team manager

01 May 2019 - 1     - 1313

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed chief selector Asantha de Mel as manager of the national team while Chandima Mapatuna will travel with the national team for the World Cup as the logistic manager.


Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

30 Apr 2019 - 0     - 608

England batsman Alex Hales will not feature at the World Cup after being withdrawn from all international squads following an off-field incident not related to cricket, the England and Wales Cricket B


Snakes and Ladders in cricket

28 Apr 2019 - 0     - 2049


KJP – the Spirited Fighter of Sri Lanka cricket

28 Apr 2019 - 0     - 1357

If dashing opener Kusal Janith Perera (KJP) was born in to the Red Indian clan, his name would probably be ‘Spirited Fighter’. To confer KJP with that nickname or ‘title’ there are reasons bey


’Malinga key to Sri Lanka’s World Cup chances’ – Chaminda Vaas

24 Apr 2019 - 3     - 3827

Chaminda Vaas, the former Sri Lanka paceman, believes Lasith Malinga’s form and his leadership qualities will play the decisive role for Sri Lanka at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.



Five takeaways from Sri Lanka’s CWC19 squad

20 Apr 2019 - 1     - 4324

Sri Lanka made a bunch of surprise additions – and omissions – to their one-day international set-up in announcing their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.


Sri Lanka name World Cup squad

18 Apr 2019 - 1     - 4755

Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday, 18 April.


Archer misses provisional World Cup squad but still on England radar

17 Apr 2019 - 0     - 854

England have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.