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Sri Lanka squad leave for Pakistan despite security concerns

24 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1004

The Sri Lanka team were attacked in Lahore in 2009. Since then most international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country, leaving Pakistan to play nearly all their “home” games in the


Akila Dananjaya suspended for 12 months for illegal bowling action

19 Sep 2019 - 0     - 609

Sri Lanka offspinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for one year after his action was found to be illegal following bio-mechanical assessment in Chennai.


Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour following security clearance

19 Sep 2019 - 0     - 529

Sri Lanka Cricket will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan following security clearance from the defence ministry. “We have the green light from the defence ministry,” SLC secretary Mohan de Silva


Mathews bares his soul

17 Sep 2019 - 0     - 2023

Angelo Mathews--the 32-year-old former captain, a player of indisputable quality speaks to the Sunday Times of his rollercoaster journey since breaking into the national side in 2008.


Wade ton in vain as England force Ashes draw

16 Sep 2019 - 0     - 351

LONDON (Reuters) - Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes seri


Ankolekar, Singh guide India U19 to thrilling title win

14 Sep 2019 - 0     - 389

The left arm spin and pace combination of Atharva Ankolekar and Akash Singh guided defending champions India U19 to a thrilling five run win over Bangladesh U19 in a low scoring final of the Under 19


Archer claims six wickets as England take charge of Ashes finale

14 Sep 2019 - 0     - 314

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England bowled Australia out for 225 to gain the upper hand on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test on Friday despite another Steve Smith masterclass.


Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse

13 Sep 2019 - 0     - 235

Jos Buttler saved England’s blushes on Thursday, counter-attacking against Australia to lift his side to 271-8 after they collapsed on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test.


Sports Minister bars Thilanga from Cricket

11 Sep 2019 - 0     - 880

Minister of Sports Harin Fernando has issued a special directive under section 39 (1) of the Sports Law suspending former Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala from holding office in any ca


Rashid leads Afghanistan to famous test win over Bangladesh

09 Sep 2019 - 0     - 797

Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden test match between the two sides at Chattogram on Monday.


Ten senior cricketers pull out of Pakistan series: Thirimanne and Shanka to lead

09 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1885

Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka will lead ODI and T20 teams to Pakistan after several senior players including ODI skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and T20 skipper Lasith Malinga pulled out of the tour


Malinga takes four wickets in four balls

07 Sep 2019 - 0     - 860

The Sri Lankan slinger produced a stunning spell of 5-6 including a double hat-trick - four wickets in four balls - to dismiss the Black Caps for 88 and end their tour with a 37-run defeat on Friday.


Misbah named Pakistan head coach, Waqar new bowling coach

04 Sep 2019 - 0     - 502

Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was named Pakistan’s head coach on a three-year contract on Wednesday with pace great Waqar Younis joining him as the team’s new bowling coach.


Black caps clinch series after bizarre finish

04 Sep 2019 - 0     - 666

Nearly two months on from that fateful game – so fateful that you know exactly what I’m talking about – the Black Caps have been involved in another truly bizarre finish to a cricket match.


Black Caps singing in the rain with opening Twenty20 win over Sri Lanka

02 Sep 2019 - 0     - 472

The hitting power of Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme steered New Zealand to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 international cricket series opener in Kandy on Monday (NZT). Set


Eyes on World T20 as Sri Lanka prepares for New Zealand T20s

31 Aug 2019 - 0     - 382

Skipper Lasith Malinga believes Sri Lanka should build their T20 team over the next 12 months for the World T20 tournament if they are to be competitive at the global event to be held in Australia nex


The Hundred: Charlotte Edwards & Mahela Jayawardene to coach Southampton-based side

30 Aug 2019 - 0     - 801

Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardene will be head coaches of the women’s and men’s Southampton-based teams for The Hundred.


Australia reviewing DRS process after Headingley howler - Paine

30 Aug 2019 - 0     - 502

Australia are reviewing the way they use cricket’s Decision Review System after blowing their last referral late in the Headingley cliffhanger against England, captain Tim Paine has said.


Sri Lanka Mystery Spinner Ajantha Mendis retires

28 Aug 2019 - 0     - 732

Sri Lanka mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis has retired from all forms of the game. Mendis was famous for being one of the earliest bowlers to develop the ’carrom ball’, bamboozling batsmen especiall


SLC wire transfer fraud: Experts confirm system ‘compromised’

28 Aug 2019 - 0     - 7940

Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) IT system was so badly protected that it was left wide open to hacking, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) says in a detailed report issued to the National Audit


New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka to level series 1-1

24 Aug 2019 - 0     - 461

New Zealand held their nerve to clinch a hard-fought and comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in fading light in the second Test Monday and level the two-match series 1-1.


Malinga leads T20 side, Mathews, Thisara, Chandimal dropped

24 Aug 2019 - 0     - 1081

Veteran seamer Lasith Malinga has been appointed T20 captain for the three-match series against New Zealand but the 15-man got no place for veterans Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal


Sri Lanka abandoned Test tour to Pakistan, will play limited over leg instead

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 582

Sri Lanka Cricket has abandoned their plans to visit Pakistan to play the two-match Test series in Pakistan--ten years since test cricket was last played in the troubled-hit country, but has agreed to


Boult, Southee rattle Sri Lanka in second Test

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 319

Trent Boult and Tim Southee led New Zealand’s charge against Sri Lanka on day two of the rain-hit second Test on Friday, with the host skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s offering resistance with a half-


Sri Lanka reach 85-2 on rain-hit day against New Zealand

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 175

Sri Lanka reached 85-2 after losing the wickets of Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis on a rain-truncated opening day in the second and final test against New Zealand in Colombo on Thursday.


Resilient New Zealand aim to level series against revitalised Sri Lanka

21 Aug 2019 - 0     - 355

There are 60 points up for grabs in the World Test Championship match and after succumbing to a six-wicket loss in the first Test at Galle, New Zealand will be looking to show more fight and upset the


Tim Southee to lead New Zealand in T20Is against Sri Lanka

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 322

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult are out of New Zealand’s 14-member squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, which starts on 1 September.


Williamson and Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 564

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka bowler Akila Dananjaya have both been reported with a suspect bowling action following the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle from


Smith closes in on top-ranked Kohli in Test Rankings

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 351

Steve Smith’s valiant 92 in the first innings at Lord’s has helped him gain one spot and close in on top-ranked Virat Kohli in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.


Karunaratne leads by example in Sri Lanka’s Galle win

18 Aug 2019 - 0     - 382

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne led by example, hitting a sparkling 122 to help secure Sri Lanka’s six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening test at Galle on Sunday.


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