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Sat, 17 Aug 2019
It was a perfect return to Test cricket for Akila Dananjaya who accounted for all five New Zealand wickets that fell on a rain-shortened first day of the first Test in Galle yesterday, though Ross Taylor’s fighting half century ensured the Kiwis re
New Zealand’s batsmen will go in cold - figuratively speaking - to their first Test since March at one of world cricket’s most spin-friendly venues. Two days of rain at Katunayake, cut short their solitary warm-up match against a Sri Lankan Board
Ahmed Zulfy of Moors Sports Club (MSC) and Anil Rohana of Automobile Association Club (AAC) recorded back-to-back wins on the second day of the All-Island Lanka Plate Snooker Tournament which c
REUTERS - Steve Bruce’s reign as Newcastle United Manager began in disappointing fashion as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second half goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at a subdued St. James’ Park yesterday.
After a largely forgettable first
Openers Dhanushka Gunathilaka and Sadeera Samarawickrama together with Skipper Ashan Priyanjan sent the New Zealand bowlers on a leather-hunt as they helped the Sri Lanka Board President’s (SLBP) XI to reach a formidable 323 for six in their first
Leicestershire Captain Colin Ackermann set a new T20 world record with bowling figures of seven for 18 in their victory against Birmingham Bears on Wednesday.
Off-spinner Ackermann, 28, led the Foxes to a 55-run win which also boosted their quarter-f
REUTERS - South Africa’s Hashim Amla announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday, bringing the curtain down on one of the country’s leading batting careers.
The 36-year-old played international cricket for 15 years, scoring almo
Sri Sumangala MV, Panadura and Science College, Mount Lavinia recorded first innings wins against Sandalankawa MMV and the British School in Colombo (BSC) respectively in their Under-15 Inter-Schools Cricket Tourn
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) new National Selection Committee comprising of Ashantha de Mel (Chairman), Chaminda Mendis and Vinothen John have included Dinesh Chandimal in the squad of 22-proba
The Dialog President’s Gold Cup Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tournament District matches will commence on
A fine all-round performance by Yasiru Jayasinghe paved the way for Lumbini MV to coast to a convincing six-wicket win against Holy Cross College, Kalutara in their Under-15 Division One Cricket Tournament second-round match played at Kalutara yester
Two Army cueists Susantha Wickrama and M. R. M. Rifkhan advanced to the semi-finals of the Colombo District Snooker Tournament when they recorded wins against Riyaz Noor of Moors SC (MSC) and Loshaka Perera of the SSC in their respective quarter-fina
Half centuries by Pradeep de Silva and Dilshan Kanchana and a four-wicket haul by Dinuka Dilshan helped Singha SC, Ambalangoda coast to a 52-run win over Gesto CC in their Governor’s Trophy Inter-Club Cricket Tournament match played at Karandeniya
A fine six-wicket haul by Isuru Lakshan helped St. Benedict’s College record a comfortable 47-run win over St. Anthony’s College, Wattala in their Under-17 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament second-round match played at Kotahena yesterday.
A two-member security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will reach Pakistan on Wednesday to decide if it is safe for its National Team to tour Pakistan in October for a round of the ICC World Test Championship.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairm
New Zealand’s senior batsman Ross Taylor believes that the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka where they will play two Tests and three T20Is will give the Black Caps an opportunity to recover from the 2019 ICC World Cup final heartbreak.
The two-match seri
Sri Lanka’s Ashan Prematileke recorded the first win for his country at the Asian Schools Boxing Tournament worked off at the Kuwait City Boxing Stadium yesterday.
The schoolboy from Sri D
Australia’s Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket with a hundred on the opening day of the Ashes series against England at Edgbaston yesterday.
The former captain was playing his first match at this level since completing a 12-month ban for
REUTERS - Sri Lanka Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is impressed with the bench strength displayed during their one-day international series win over Bangladesh, saying the next generation of players represent a fresh start for the island nation.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is likely to appoint two new national selectors very soon according to reliable sources.
Sports Minister Harin Fernando is scheduled to meet the SLC Ex-Co Members on Friday (2) and the names of the two new selectors are likely
Anura Rohana took a three-stroke lead with a gross score of 207 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) Altair Open Golf Championship 2019 worked off at the RCGC Course yesterday.
This event is conducted by the RCGC and is sponsored by Altair for the
All fancied cueists won their respective matches to advance to the second-round of the Colombo District Snooker Tournament which continued at the Automobile Association Club (AAC) and The Cue Club
A clinical 122-run victory helped Sri Lanka complete a 3-0 series sweep against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday, giving the retiring Nuwan Kulasekera the farewell he deserved.
Sri Lanka had set Bangladesh a chal
Sports Minister Harin Fernando had a fruitful meeting with the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar in Nagpur, India yesterday.
The Minister made the ICC Cha
The Sri Lanka Junior Men’s Volleyball team yesterday (July 31) left to Myanmar to take part in the third Asian Junior Men’s Volleyball Championships. It will be held from August 3 to 11. The tournament is being conducted by the Asian Volleyball C
England return to ‘Fortress Edgbaston’ for the first Test against Australia today looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double. If the World Cup remains the pinnacle of the 50-over game, for England
Army SC ‘A’ and Air Force SC ‘A’ recorded victories in their Women’s Limited Over Cricket Tournament second-round matches worked off yesterday.
Army SC ‘A’ coasted to a massive 165-run win over Chilaw Marians CC at Panagoda while Air
Sri Lanka are likely to make multiple changes for today’s third ODI against Bangladesh, captain Dimuth Karunaratne said yesterday, as he looks to guide his team to a series sweep. A seven-wicket win on Sunday at the R. Premadasa Stadium, where toda
AFP - Sri Lanka were considering applications from three top international cricket coaches to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha, who has until mid-August to step down, Sports Minister said yesterday.
New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson and Coach Gary Stead said it was time for the side to switch focus to the upcoming Test matches in Sri Lanka – part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship – rather than continue dwelling on the ICC Cricke
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