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SLC stance unchanged on cricketers taking a knee

27 Oct 2021 - 3     - 8591

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has not changed its position regarding its players ‘taking a knee’ and expects them to not participate in the gesture during the T20 World Cup, in keeping with a previously


Dialog in staggering deal to sponsor AR7’s

27 Oct 2021 - 0     - 2611

Asia Rugby (AR) President Qais Al Dhalai on Tuesday (26) announced a staggering deal with Dialog who are set sponsor the Asia Rugby 7’s Series scheduled to be worked off in Dubai on November 19 & 20


Ben Gollings to coach SL at Asian Sevens Series

26 Oct 2021 - 0     - 868

Former English rugby star Ben Gollings made a sensational return to the Sri Lanka rugby circuit on Monday (25) when he was appointed as Rugby Director to oversee both men’s and women’s sides in th


Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera passes away

24 Oct 2021 - 1     - 6816

Former Sri Lanka national rugby captain and prominent sports personality Chandrishan Perera passed away at a private hospital yesterday.


Sri Lanka defeat Bangladesh in feisty World Cup clash

24 Oct 2021 - 2     - 3677

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in a feisty T20 World Cup clash on Sunday, hammering home their status as surprise title contenders.


England crush Windies at T20 World Cup, Aussies edge South Africa

24 Oct 2021 - 0     - 295

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid took career-best T20 figures of 4-2 as favourites England began the Super 12 stage by skittling West Indies for just 55 in a rematch of the 2016 final.


Team Preview: Can Pakistan live up to their promise?

24 Oct 2021 - 0     - 261

Pakistan is ranked third in the ICC’s T20I Rankings; a position which on paper suggests a team that can be genuine title contenders. However, the lead up to the tournament has not seen many name Bab


Team Preview: Can spin heavy India live up to their promise?

24 Oct 2021 - 0     - 176

India has been among the tournament favourites in ICC events for the last decade but are without any silverware since the Champions Trophy in 2013. Captain Virat Kohli has indicated his intention of r


Team Preview: Can Shanaka’s men rise to the occasion in the Super 12?

24 Oct 2021 - 0     - 263

Sri Lanka head into this month’s T20 World Cup with plenty to prove, having sunk to tenth position in the ICC T20I Rankings and being required to fight it out in the Opening Round of the tournament


Team Preview: Power-packed West Indies primed for title defence

23 Oct 2021 - 0     - 199

Five years have lapsed since Carlos Brathwaite thundered Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes into the Kolkata sky to take the West Indies to their second T20 World Cup title. So long has the gap bet


Team Preview: England - batting powerhouse with question marks over bowling

23 Oct 2021 - 0     - 157

ODI World Champions England with much of the same batting line-up that has terrorized white-ball bowlers over the last five years. They are missing the services of talismanic all-rounder and hero of t


Team Preview: Proteas must hit the ground running in challenging group

23 Oct 2021 - 0     - 149

Temba Bavuma’s South Africa will have a point to prove as they kickstart their T20 World Cup campaign on October 23 versus Australia. With only two teams per group advancing to the knock-out phase o


Team Preview: Australia hope returning stars can reverse T20 woes

23 Oct 2021 - 0     - 170

Thing were looking all rosy for Australia in early 2020. They were perched on top of the ICC T20I Rankings, gearing up for a home T20 World Cup and riding a wave of four consecutive T20I series victor


Sri Lanka blow Netherlands away for 44, register massive eight-wicket win

22 Oct 2021 - 6     - 1725

Bowlers Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara set up a crushing eight-wicket win for Sri Lanka in the final round-one match of the Twenty20 World Cup after they skittled out Netherlands for 44 on Friday


’Completely overwhelming’ as Namibia make history at T20 World Cup

22 Oct 2021 - 0     - 151

World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked side in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.


Sri Lanka thump Ireland to reach Super 12s, Namibia claim maiden win

21 Oct 2021 - 0     - 150

The Netherlands, who won the global qualifying tournament in 2019, were red-hot favourites to win after posting a formidable 164 for four.


Bangladesh bowled out for 153 in must-win T20 World Cup match

20 Oct 2021 - 0     - 458

Mohammad Naeem hit 64 off 50 deliveries but Bangladesh slipped to 153 all out in their must-win match of the Twenty20 World Cup against hosts Oman on Tuesday.


Double standards in selection of Men’s and Women’s rugby squads

20 Oct 2021 - 3     - 1995

Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) have once more come under fire following blatant double standards in team selection criteria for Sri Lanka men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming Asia Rugby 7’s Series.


Theekshana, Hasaranga help Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 7 wickets

19 Oct 2021 - 2     - 1479

Spinners Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga set up a comprehensive seven-wicket win for Sri Lanka against debutants Namibia in round one of the T20 World Cup on Monday.


LIVE BLOG: Sri Lanka open World Cup campaign against Namibia

18 Oct 2021 - 0     - 58

Sri Lanka take on Namibia in their first game of the First Round of the T20 World Cup 2021.


Scotland in shock win over Bangladesh

18 Oct 2021 - 0     - 443

Scotland sprung a shock six-run win over Bangladesh in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup First Round match to set up an intriguing race for the two Super 12 slots from Group B.


Kandy Players Seek Fair Chance

17 Oct 2021 - 4     - 2105

A section of Kandy Sports Club players were stunned last Thursday when they learnt through media that their chances of representing Sri Lanka in the upcoming Asia Sevens Rugby Series had been shattere


Du Plessis to make first appearance in LPL

17 Oct 2021 - 0     - 341

Former South African captain Faf du Plessis will make his first appearance in the Lanka Premier League when the second edition starts later this year, it is confirmed.


Oman trounce Papua New Guinea in T20 World Cup opener

17 Oct 2021 - 0     - 209

Co-hosts Oman rolled over Papua New Guinea by ten wickets in the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup First Round at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman.


Ireland, Namibia and the Netherlands stand in the way of SL and Super 12

17 Oct 2021 - 0     - 336

With the T20 World Cup set to commence this weekend, Sri Lanka, by virtue of its T20I Ranking, will batte it out in the First Round of the tournament and will need to finish among the top two sides fr


I’m not here to entertain anyone’s personal satisfaction or arrogance – Namal Rajapaksa

15 Oct 2021 - 11     - 6310

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa claimed that he would not be bullied into selecting players to fulfil personal satisfactions and arrogance following the Daily Mirror article on Friday (15) titled ‘S


Sports Ministry’s Self-Serving Manual of Rugby - SLR Made to look like Puppets!

14 Oct 2021 - 3     - 2755

Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) on Wednesday made a haughty announcement that Kandy players would be included in the final pool subject to the condition test supervised by K. Kumara, based on which the Kandy pl


Kandy players to be given 7s chance

14 Oct 2021 - 0     - 1245

Ministry of Sports and Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) have agreed to provide an opportunity for players from Kandy SC and CR & FC to be considered for national selection despite earlier informing them that


Rohitha says no intention of getting involved with cricket administration

13 Oct 2021 - 11     - 3791

Former club rugby player Rohitha Rajapaksa yesterday denied that he wanted to play at the upcoming Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major League 50-over tournament, also shooting down media reports that he was


‘E-sport Driver and Athlete Training Programme’ - A Session on Mentorship and Sportsmanship By Mandarin Reid eSports

13 Oct 2021 - 0     - 129

Globally eGaming is considered a whopping $2.4 billion USD industry. In Sri Lanka, eSports are now taking centre stage, with the country being estimated to have approximately 3.2 million gamers; true