England cricket fan waits 10 months for Sri Lanka Test - and gets kicked out

14 Jan 2021 - 0     - 224

Rob Lewis, who flew out last March before the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus, and decided to stay until England returned, said he was ’’very frustrated’’ by the turn of events.


Bess five-for gives England opening day honours in Galle

14 Jan 2021 - 0     - 103

Bess, who returned figures of 5-30, combined with paceman Stuart Broad, who took three wickets, as Sri Lanka were all out in two sessions as the two-Test series resumed in Galle after the original tou


SL wary of England’s depleted spin attack - Karunaratne

13 Jan 2021 - 0     - 90

Wet weather has already restricted Sri Lanka’s preparations for today’s Test, and while the forecast suggests dry conditions at the start of play today, there is rain forecast over the course of t


Mathews returns from injury for England Tests

13 Jan 2021 - 0     - 108

But the injured pair of batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and pace bowler Kasun Rajitha will miss the series starting on Thursday after being part of the 2-0 Test series defeat in South Africa this month.


Sharmal, Yasitha, Chathurya advance to semis

12 Jan 2021 - 0     - 66

Top seed Sharmal Dissanayake along with second seed Yasitha de Silva and seventh seed Chathruya Nilaweera advanced to the Men’s Singles semi-finals of the 105th National Tennis Championships by reco


SLAF Commander’s Cup golf tourney set for January 23

12 Jan 2021 - 0     - 175

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and the Eagles’ Golf Links will host the Commander’s Cup 2021 annual golf tournament for men and women from January 23 at China Bay in Trincomalee.


Six men, three women advance to quarter-finals

11 Jan 2021 - 0     - 140

The 105th National Tennis Championship which was scheduled to be played last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic got underway at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo.


Stokes, Archer-less England can be beaten – Dickwella

11 Jan 2021 - 1     - 158

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella said the absence of fast-bowler Jofra Archer and talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes, along with three further players from the English side, could tip


Alagic’s future depends on SAFF Cup results - FFSL President

11 Jan 2021 - 0     - 236

This will be a decisive year for European Pro-Licence Coach, Amir Alagic from Bosnia who is Sri Lanka’s Head Coach, according to Anura de Silva, President of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FF


Defiant India stand firm for fighting draw in third Australia Test

11 Jan 2021 - 0     - 174

They resumed day five at 98-2, needing a further 309 runs after being set a huge 407 to win when Australia declared their second innings at tea Sunday on 312 for six.


Fourth India Test locked in for Brisbane

11 Jan 2021 - 0     - 56

India have agreed to travel to Brisbane this week to play the fourth Test, Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive, Nick Hockley said today, ending a week of uncertainty around the match.


England can cope with tough conditions in SL - Silverwood

11 Jan 2021 - 0     - 75

England are eager to extend their solid form in Test cricket but face a tough challenge in their two-match series in Sri Lanka, Coach Chris Silverwood said today.


“Sports has enriched my life” – Tennis Ace Thiyumi Abeysinghe

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Thiyumi Abeysinghe is one of the youngest Women’s National Tennis Champions in Sri Lanka winning both Singles and Doubles titles, having represented the country at many international events.


Akila cleared for international return

08 Jan 2021 - 0     - 141

Spinner Akila Dananjaya was cleared to return to international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC).


Jayasuriya relocates to USA

08 Jan 2021 - 0     - 959

“National player Shehan Jayasuriya, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20i formats have informed SLC, that he will no longer be available for the selection of domestic or international cric


Report Card: SL blanked 2-0 on international return

07 Jan 2021 - 0     - 139

The tour was one to forget for Dimuth Karunaratne’s men with the squad being plagued with injuries and several players failing to hit their straps in what was the team’s first Test match assignmen


SLC spent Rs. 40m for Lanka Premier League: Opposition

07 Jan 2021 - 1     - 546

This was revealed by SJB MP, Thushara Indunil Amarasena who questioned as to how SLC spent this amount despite the assurance that the organisation of the tournament was handed over to a private compa


School cricket set to resume

07 Jan 2021 - 0     - 332

“Most of the sports could start in a few weeks under the medical guidelines which have been issued by the Ministry of Health,” Rajapaksa told Daily Mirror in an interview on Wednesday.


SLR to introduce ‘Commander’s Cup’

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 682

Although the exact dates of the tournament are still to be announced, Daily Mirror understands that the tournament could be organized within the space of two months and played in a bio-secure bubble a


Rowan Perry willing to play for Sri Lanka – Illyas

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 622

“I am more than happy to have sports personalities who are eligible to represent Sri Lanka. We should also remember they have the right to represent the country, so I have opened the gates, and woul


Crawley likely to open for SL Tests

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 157

“I have not been told anything yet, but I assume that that must be the case (opening the batting). I see the top four as pretty similar roles to be honest and I bat pretty similarly in all of them.


SLR appoints Jayasena as chief rugby selector

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 263

Jayasena one of the finest forwards produced by Sri Lanka having started off his career at Police Sports Club, moved to Kandy Sports Club where he continued to excel in the forward pack.


Moeen Ali fails COVID-19 test again, rest of England squad negative

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 275

According to sources, the second PCR tests were conducted for all players and support staff and the result of Ali’s test was adverse, while all other players were negative.


Australia coach says Warner ’very likely’ for third test

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 181

Regular opener Warner has been racing to be fit for the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) test starting Thursday after missing the first two matches in Adelaide and Melbourne with a groin strain.


Sri Lanka hopeful key players to return for England series

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 295

Veterans Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal and senior seamer Suranga Lakmal are all due to rejoin the squad, captain Dimuth Karunaratne said after his side were beaten by 10 wickets by South Africa


South Africa win second test for 2-0 series sweep over Sri Lanka

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 177

South Africa knocked off a target of 67 runs without loss as openers Dean Elgar (31 not out) and Aiden Markram (36 not out) saw them to victory at the Wanderers Stadium with two and a half days of the


South Africa close in on series win over Sri Lanka

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 164

Needing 67 runs to complete a 2-0 series sweep, South Africa were 24 for no wicket at lunch.


Karunaratne on verge of century as Sri Lanka fight back

04 Jan 2021 - 0     - 163

Fernando took his first-ever test five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed South Africa for 302 in their first innings, restricting the hosts to a 145-run lead, while Karunaratne scored an unbeaten 91


Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19

04 Jan 2021 - 0     - 304

Ali, who is part of the England squad that landed in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a two-Test series, returned a positive result on the PCR test conducted on arrival at the Hambantota Airport.


Sri Lanka lose Perera after South Africa collapse

04 Jan 2021 - 0     - 326

But the tourists were still in deep trouble, losing first innings top-scorer Kusal Perera in the third over of their second innings.