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The real deal behind the 1997 cricket TV deal

29 Oct 2019 - 0     - 710

A widely-reported alleged bribery scandal related to a controversial Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) television rights deal in 1997 has taken a fresh turn with the International Cric


Warner makes birthday ton as Australia crush Sri Lanka in T20

27 Oct 2019 - 0     - 283

Things could barely have been scripted better for David Warner. Playing his first international on Australian soil since the ball-tampering scandal, Warner blasted an unbeaten century - on his 33rd bi



Smith, Warner return to Aussie T20 side as World Cup looms

25 Oct 2019 - 0     - 213

Steve Smith and David Warner return to the short format Sunday in the first of Australia’s three games against a buoyant Sri Lanka, with both tipped for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup at home.


Fawad the finisher ices PM’s XI victory

25 Oct 2019 - 0     - 354

Harry Nielsen, the son of former Australian coach Tim Nielsen, has guided the PM’s XI to a narrow one-wicket T20 victory against Sri Lanka in Canberra on Thursday night.


SLC agrees to play Test series in Pakistan

23 Oct 2019 - 0     - 642

Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed to play the two-match Test series against Pakistan in Pakistan--the first to be staged in Pakistan since the 2009 series against Sri Lanka – when a terrorist attack had


India leave South Africa hurting with Test series sweep

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 347

Shahbaz Nadeem took the final two wickets in straight balls as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 series rout.


All the draft picks from cricket’s newest tournament The Hundred

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 528

Glenn Maxwell will link up with coach Shane Warne at the London Spirit after the all-rounder became one of seven Australians picked in the inaugural Hundred draft while several big names were snubbed.


India tour in doubt as Bangladesh cricketers go on strike

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 321

Bangladesh’s professional cricketers -- including several members of the national squad -- went on strike Monday to call for better pay and benefits.


Raw deal on young guns as SLC finalise annual contracts

22 Oct 2019 - 0     - 348

The decisions of Sri Lanka Cricket, whose latest feat is to sideline some of the most promising young cricketers from national cricket contracts–continue to baffle.


Trailblazer Chamari Atapattu role model for aspiring women cricketers

20 Oct 2019 - 0     - 321

Cricket is known as the Gentlemen’s game, as it’s played, predominantly, by men, but, the women’s game has also grown in importance over the last few years.


Pakistan sacks Sarfaraz as Twenty20, Test skipper

18 Oct 2019 - 0     - 452

Pakistan sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed from his post as Twenty20 and Test skipper on Friday, a week after he led the side to a shocking 3-0 home defeat against an inexperienced Sri Lanka.



PCB not willing to stage Sri Lanka Test series in UAE

16 Oct 2019 - 0     - 589

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not willing to host their two-Test home series in the UAE during December against Sri Lanka unless Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is ready to share the expenses of staging


Ganguly’s stern message to ICC before taking over as BCCI president

16 Oct 2019 - 0     - 1068

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly filed his nomination for post of president at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and revealed areas of concerns which will be targeted by the incoming team.


Thilanga banned from sports administration

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 650

A sports ministry appointed inquiry committee while ruling former President Thilanga Sumathipala cannot hold office in any of the country’s registered national sports bodies given his family’s con


Malinga, KJP, Mendis, Dickwella return for Aussie series

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 783

With an eye on World T20 qualification, Sri Lanka have recalled four players who missed the winning series in Pakistan. Lasith Malinga will return as skipper of the T20 side, replacing Dasun Shanaka a


Zimbabwe readmitted as International Cricket Council member

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 158

Cricket chiefs readmitted Zimbabwe as an International Cricket Council member on Monday following a three-month suspension over political interference.


Aussie skipper Paine backs Smith’s return to captaincy

15 Oct 2019 - 0     - 194

Australian captain Tim Paine has addressed speculation over whether Steve Smith will again lead the team once a ban ends in March, saying he would be fully supportive if it happens “one day”.


Hasaranga, Fernando star as Sri Lanka whitewash number one Pakistan in T20 series

10 Oct 2019 - 0     - 877

New-look Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 series with world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore.


Rejuvenated Sri Lanka target clean sweep

09 Oct 2019 - 0     - 357

Having already lost the series, Pakistan have batting concerns to address in the third and final Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Lahore. While Babar’s dip in form could be a cause for so


Steve Smith, David Warner in Australia T20 squad for Sri Lanka, Pakistan series

08 Oct 2019 - 0     - 938

Steve Smith and David Warner will spearhead Australia’s preparations for a maiden T20 World Cup title as selectors seek rare continuity in the 20-over format. D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Marcus S


Sri Lanka outclass Pakistan by 35 runs to claim T20 series in Lahore

07 Oct 2019 - 0     - 760

Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 35 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on Monday. The visitors had set a target of 183 runs for Pakistan to save the series. Rajitha sent Fakhar Zaman (


New-look Sri Lanka shock Pakistan

06 Oct 2019 - 0     - 909

New-look Sri Lanka achieved their biggest T20 win over world number one Pakistan by 64 runs on the back of some brilliant batting and bowling in Lahore on Saturday.


Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets in third ODI

03 Oct 2019 - 0     - 431

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final day-night international between the two sides in Karachi on Wednesday, taking the three-match series 2-0.


KUMAR SANGAKKARA TAKES OFFICE AS MCC PRESIDENT

01 Oct 2019 - 0     - 1510

The former Sri Lankan international is the first non-British President of MCC and will hold the post for one year. His nomination was announced by the outgoing President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC A


Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in second ODI in Karachi

01 Oct 2019 - 0     - 368

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years.


Karachi gears up for first one-day international in 10 years

27 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1058

Karachi hosts a one-day international for the first time in 10 years when Pakistan take on a depleted Sri Lanka on Friday, furthering the country’s revival in international cricket.


Misbah demands more from world for Pakistan cricket revival

26 Sep 2019 - 0     - 333

Pakistan’s newly appointed head coach Wednesday urged the cricket world to better help his country’s efforts to revive international matches, damaged by security problems in the last decade.


Sri Lanka to replace Zimbabwe for India T20 series

26 Sep 2019 - 0     - 632

Sri Lanka will replace Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 series in India in January after the African nation’s suspension by the world governing body, officials said Wednesday.


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