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Fri, 23 Aug 2019
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne stroked a watchful unbeaten 49 as Sri Lanka went into stumps on 85 for the loss of two wickets on a rain-hit opening day to the second Test match against New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.
Only 36.3 overs
Minister of Sports Harin Fernando yesterday signed the Gazette notification which would bar individuals involved in gambling firms from being associated with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
“From now on, anyone who is involved in betting or has a close
To celebrate its 45th year of service and its long-standing collaboration with the Ceylon Sea Anglers Club (CSAC), Nilaveli Beach Hotel will host the Annual Open Fishing Competition conducted
Sri Lanka will be eyeing a series whitewash as they gear up to face New Zealand in the final match of their two-Test series at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo today.
The home side, fresh off their record breaking chase of 268 in last week’s first Test
Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement yesterday.
Following the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, umpires Michael Gough and Richard
Tim Southee has been named captain of New Zealand for its Twenty20I series against Sri Lanka, with Kane Williamson and Trent Boult rested.
Williamson and Boult are returning home after the two-Test series, which the Black Caps trail 0-1.
Five cueists each from Army and Moors SC made it to the pre quarter-finals of the 67th National Snooker Championships which continued at the Automobile Association Club (AAC) and The Cue Club Billiards Table in Colombo yesterday.
The five Army cueist
Regarding an article titled “Wilwara left with horrific burns after Nawaloka surgery” published in the Daily Mirror on August 13, 2019, Dr. Narendra Pinto, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, states the following:
Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test century set Sri Lanka on their way to a record-breaking six-wicket win against New Zealand at the Galle Stadium yesterday, handing the hosts an unassailable lead in their first series in the Test World Championship.
After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first Test at the Galle Stadium yesterday, Sri Lanka Captain Dimuth Karunaratne praised his bowlers for restricting the Kiwis to 249 in the first innings.
Karunaratne led from the front with a crafty
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
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