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October 17, 2017 11:04 am gmt |
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The ban imposed on Dhanuska Gunathilaka was revised by the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC), today. Accordingly, he will now receive a ban of 3 International matches instead of 6 and will be imposed to a fine of 20% of his annual contract fee. He was imposed a six match One Day International (ODI) ban and [&...
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October 16, 2017 8:02 am gmt |
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Australia batsman David Warner has warned England to expect ‘war’ in the Ashes next month. Vice Captain Warner, 30, said how he will try to make himself ‘hate’ the tourists for extra motivation. He said he did not regret claiming England had ‘scared eyes’ during th...
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October 5, 2017 11:22 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket has suspended opener Danushka Gunathilaka for six international matches on disciplinary grounds, Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed on Thursday.  He has also been imposed a 20% fine of his applicable annual contract fee for violations of Section 30 (a-ii ) and 30 (b) of the Constitution of...
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October 2, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Veteran spinner Rangana Herath believes that Kusal Mendis who is 16 not out will be the key to Sri Lanka getting anywhere close to saving or winning the first Test against Pakistan being played at Abu Dhabi here.  “Kusal he is the key. He needs to bat as much as he can. We also have […]...
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October 1, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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England can still win the Ashes even if all-rounder Ben Stokes does not go to Australia, says all-rounder Moeen Ali. Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and video footage emerged that allegedly showed him in a brawl on Monday. The England and Wales Cricket Board said S...
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September 29, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be considered for international selection until further notice after his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, the ECB said on Thursday (September 28). The announcement came a day after Stokes was included in England’s squad for the Ashes tou...
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September 28, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara says he will miss cricket “terribly” but believes he is retiring from the first-class game at the right time. Sangakkara, 39, made 35 not out in his final first-class innings for Surrey against Lancashire on Wednesday. He is fifth on the list of all-t...
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September 24, 2017 3:58 am gmt |
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Indian cricket vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday (September 23) said despite having 2-0 lead in the series, they cannot take things for granted against Australia in the third one-day international (ODI) match in central city of Indore. A win on Sunday (September 24) will give India a 3-0 unassa...
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September 22, 2017 3:47 am gmt |
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Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became only the third Indian to take a hat-trick as the hosts demolished Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI on Thursday, continuing their dominating run over the listless visitors. Chasing 253 on a tricky surface, Australia once again had no answer to the guile of w...
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September 21, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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In his final match at the Kia Oval, Kumar Sangakkara drew on that innate sense of timing that the great batsmen possess to make his eighth hundred in nine County Championship matches this season. In doing so, he not only became the first player to make that many centuries in a campaign since Marcus T...
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September 20, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday announced the newly appointed panel of selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport comprising Graeme Labrooy (chairman), Gamini Wickremasinghe, Jerry Wouterz, Sajith Fernando and Asanka Gurusinha. The new selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test sq...
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September 20, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan Cricket team qualified to the 2019 ICC World Cup tournament following West Indies defeat to England in the first ODI yesterday. Sri Lanka lost the automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup at the fourth ODI match against India on August 31. The Sri Lankan team relied on the outcom...
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September 17, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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“Something has to be done to uplift cricket. We should select skillful cricketers. All this conflicts have occurred due to weaknesses of the Present administration. We should follow the laws. Some changes should be done to save the cricket for future generation” said the Mahanayaka Thero of the Asgir...
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September 17, 2017 9:32 am gmt |
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Cricketer Lasith Malinga launched a scathing attack on Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for preparing wickets against the wishes of the national team during the recent home series defeat to India. Making a presentation at a brainstorming session in Battaramulla to create a new direction for SLC and transform ...
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September 11, 2017 7:45 am gmt |
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Saturday announced the itinerary for a full series against Sri Lanka that will be played mainly in neutral venues but features a planned finale in Lahore on October 29. The series will comprise two Tests — the second a day-night affair — five one-day and three...
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September 10, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket officials are in negotiations with former great Aravinda de Silva to take over a key position after the national cricket team hit new lows in the last six months. Initially SLC was negotiating with Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup hero to take over as Chairman of Selectors as he had done ...
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September 4, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Russel Arnold feels legendary Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are irreplaceable and it would be a mistake to expect the current crop of players to fill in their big shoes. “We are not going to replace big players like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, or even...
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September 4, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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Upul Tharanga today said that he will not step down from Sri Lanka’s ODI captain’s post despite a 0-5 drubbing at the hands of India in the just-concluded series. “There is no reason to give up captaincy. The next selectors committee will decide how we will move forward. We didn’t p...
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September 4, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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India on Sunday (September 03) whitewashed Sri Lanka in One-Day International (ODI) series as well, winning it by 5-0, as skipper Virat Kohli steered the team to six-wicket victory with his unbeaten century in the final ODI in Colombo. After sweeping both the Test and ODI series in Sri Lanka, Kohli s...