Sun, 24 Sep 2023 Today's Paper

Should SLC come under government purview?

22 Sep 2023 - 20     - 1103

The National Audit Office’s final report into Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its expenses related to the travel of players and officials to last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, has reignited the d

SLC to resume suspended domestic cricket tournaments

21 Sep 2023 - 0     - 561

The temporarily-halted domestic club cricket tournaments are set to resume from tomorrow, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

England’s Root to get World Cup practice against Ireland

20 Sep 2023 - 0     - 95

England batsman Joe Root will face Ireland in Wednesday’s one-day international series opener as he eyes extra practice ahead of the World Cup.

England Women complete 2-0 ODI series win over Sri Lanka Women

15 Sep 2023 - 10     - 560

England Women completed a 2-0 ODI series win over Sri Lanka Women on the back of Nat Sciver-Brunt’s record century, which contributed to a huge 161-run win.

Maheesh Theekshana to have scan on injury today

15 Sep 2023 - 8     - 2008

Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana could potentially miss Sunday’s Asia Cup final against India after sustaining a hamstring strain during Thursday’s Super 4 match against Pakistan.

India hold off Wellalage-inspired Sri Lanka to qualify for Asia Cup final

12 Sep 2023 - 15     - 2737

India outlasted a plucky seventh-wicket partnership between Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage to beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs and qualify for the final of the Asia Cup on Tuesday.

Pakistan ’grateful’ for India wake-up call ahead of World Cup

12 Sep 2023 - 2     - 1209

Pakistan’s heavy defeat to India in the Asia Cup was a ’’timely reminder’’ for the team to get their act together before next month’s World Cup, head coach Grant Bradburn said.

Twin unbeaten tons from Kohli and Rahul propel India to 356/2 against Pakistan

11 Sep 2023 - 0     - 426

KL Rahul marked his return to international cricket with a century while Virat Kohli added to his strong record against rivals Pakistan with a hundred of his own, made all the sweeter by becoming the

Sri Lanka ‘confident’ says Nawaz ahead of biggest test to record win-streak

11 Sep 2023 - 4     - 1819

Sri Lanka may have put together the second-longest win streak in ODI cricket, but they will face their most formidable opponent since beginning their run of 13 successive victories when they face Indi

Bangladesh’s in-form Najmul out of Asia Cup with injury

05 Sep 2023 - 0     - 142

Top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup on Tuesday with a hamstring injury and faces a race to be fit for the World Cup.

Williamson bounces back to captain New Zealand at ODI World Cup

05 Sep 2023 - 0     - 124

New Zealand’s hopes for the 50-over World Cup received a boost Tuesday, with Kane Williamson set to captain the Black Caps despite still recovering from a serious knee injury.

India thrash Nepal in rain-hit match to enter Asia Cup Super-Fours

05 Sep 2023 - 1     - 167

Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill remained unbeaten as India hammered cricketing minnows Nepal by 10 wickets in a rain-hit match to enter the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup on Monday.

Nepal skipper says will allow India ’fanboy moment’ only after match

04 Sep 2023 - 0     - 152

Nepal are looking forward to the ’’big opportunity’’ of facing cricketing powerhouse India in the Asia Cup, skipper Rohit Paudel said Sunday, adding that his players would be looking to intera

Rain plays spoilsport as India, Pakistan blockbuster ends in no result

03 Sep 2023 - 1     - 752

Rain forced a no result in the blockbuster Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan after just one innings of play on Saturday.

Athapaththu leads Sri Lanka Women to first ever T20I win over England Women

02 Sep 2023 - 8     - 1263

Chamari Athapaththu scored her eighth T20I half-century to help Sri Lanka Women record their first-ever win against England Women in the format, in Chelmsford.

Pathirana-inspired Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in Asia Cup

31 Aug 2023 - 3     - 1579

Fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana returned impressive figures of 4-32 to help Sri Lanka to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup match on Thursday.

Marvan Atapattu in Asia Cup commentators panel

21 Aug 2023 - 7     - 2429

Former Sri Lankan batter and coach Marvan Atapattu will be among the commentators for the forth coming Asian Cup.

Matheesha’s strikes at the end keep Colombo LPL hopes alive

14 Aug 2023 - 0     - 471

The Colombo Strikers kept their hopes of reaching the Lanka Premier League play-offs alive with a nine-run win over B-Love Kandy on Sunday, in a match that came down to the wire before fast-bowler Mat

Avishka paces Dambulla to seven-wicket win

12 Aug 2023 - 0     - 955

While the Galle Titans continue to freefall, Dambulla Aura pressed on for a third consecutive victory in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) to take over top spot in the points table, for the time being at

India’s Shaw slams sixth-highest one-day score of 244

10 Aug 2023 - 0     - 457

India’s Prithvi Shaw struck the sixth-highest individual one-day score on Wednesday when he blasted an extraordinary 244 for Northamptonshire in their English county One-Day Cup match at home to Som

Pakistan govt. allows cricket team to travel for World Cup in India but expresses security concern

07 Aug 2023 - 1     - 621

Pakistan cricket team will be travelling to India later this year to compete in the ICC World Cup later this year after the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave them permission to play in the sho

Brittle B-Love batting bowled over

02 Aug 2023 - 0     - 128

It’s still early days in this season’s Lanka Premier League but B-Love Kandy may already be sweating about their chances in the tournament after a second successive defeat exposed their brittle ba

Sri Lanka add second fielding coach ahead of second Test against Pakistan

22 Jul 2023 - 9     - 2550

With Sri Lanka’s fielding proving a major concern following their four-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the first Test that ended on Thursday, team management have drafted in an additional fielding coac

Honours even in fourth Ashes Test as Broad joins 600 club

20 Jul 2023 - 0     - 152

England’s Stuart Broad became just the fifth bowler to take 600 Test wickets as Australia ended Wednesday’s opening day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on 299-8.

Sri Lanka ’A’ bounce back with big win over Oman ’A’

18 Jul 2023 - 0     - 144

Pasindu Sooriyabandara top scored for Sri Lanka ’A’ in their emphatic 217-run win over Oman ’A’ in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup match played at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

Australia retain Warner for fourth Ashes Test

18 Jul 2023 - 0     - 107

David Warner has kept his place in Australia’s XI for the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford despite the opener’s ongoing struggles against England paceman Stuart Broad.

England put their faith in ageing attack for must-win Ashes clash

18 Jul 2023 - 0     - 127

James Anderson returns on his Old Trafford home ground to lead an ageing England attack in a must-win fourth Ashes Test.

Nissanka recalled for Pakistan Tests

13 Jul 2023 - 4     - 2021

Opener Pathum Nissanka was recalled to Sri Lanka’s Test team, ahead of the two-Test series against Pakistan, having missed the country’s last two red-ball assignments.

Pakistan’s Afridi eyes 100th wicket on Test comeback against Sri Lanka

13 Jul 2023 - 0     - 965

Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi will have one eye on taking his 100th Test wicket when the two-Test series against Sri Lanka begins in Galle on Sunday.

Dimuth a doubt for first Pakistan Test

13 Jul 2023 - 4     - 3598

Sri Lanka’s 35-year-old Test captain and opening batter Dimuth Karunaratne is doubtful for the first Test match against Pakistan, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources said.