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Akila Dananjaya risks suspension after being reported for suspect action again

2019-08-20 12:41:00

Sri Lanka offspinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect action for the second time in ten months, and will now have to undergo a biomechanics assessment in the next 12 days. If he fails this assessment, Dananjaya stands to be suspended for a year - the ICC’s automatic penalty for bowlers who have twice failed an assessment inside a two-year period...


Andrew Strauss tells of ’incredible emotions’ as Lord’s turns Red For Ruth in honour of his late wife

2019-08-16 00:33:00

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has spoken of the ’’incredibly emotional’’ day as Lord’s donned red to pay tribute to his late wife, who died of a rare form of lung cancer...


SLC responds to Sports Minister over development of Badulla Cricket Ground

2019-08-05 21:43:00

In view of right-to-reply, Lanka News Web herein discloses the Sri Lanka Cricket Board’s response over allegations of paying in connection to development activity in Badulla Cricket Ground...


NSB Crowns Nationalized Services Cricket Champs

2019-07-31 22:21:00

NSB cricket team emerged the champions of the Division 1, Nationalized Services Limited Over Cricket Tournament 2019 by beating the strong BOC team by 1 wicket in the last ball...


Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

2019-07-29 13:33:00

Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France after Caleb Ewan won the traditional sprint finish in Paris...


Ireland post lowest-ever Test score at Lord’s as ruthless England recover to secure Ashes warm-up win

2019-07-26 23:08:00

England’s bowlers spared the team’s blushes with a terrific performance as they dismissed Ireland for the lowest-ever Test score at Lord’s, to ensure they go into next week’s Ashes series on the back of a win...


Ben Stokes Statement: nominated for New Zealander of the Year

2019-07-23 17:02:00

I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand and Maori heritage but it would not sit right with me to be nominated for this prestigious award...


Cricket World Cup final umpire admits ’error’: report

2019-07-21 16:35:00

The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an ’’error’’ and should have given one run fewer, a report said Sunday...


Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

2019-07-19 19:40:00

Ben Stokes is already receiving award nominations for his match-winning role in England’s Cricket World Cup win - but not from who you would expect...


Zimbabwe suspended by ICC over ’government interference’

2019-07-19 00:06:00

Zimbabwe have been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect. After meeting on Thursday, the ICC Board unanimously decided that Zimbabwe Cricket was in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution, and that the actions of the Sports and Recreation Commission in suspending the board in June constituted government interference in Zimbabwe Cricket’s affairs...


South Africans mourn over ex-footballer killed in Johannesburg

2019-07-17 12:45:00

The recent assassination of former South African footballer, Mark Batchelor was outburst on social media, mourning at his loss...


ICC reveals official Team of the Tournament

2019-07-16 15:45:00

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named captain of the ICC’s official Team of the Tournament for the 2019 World Cup, alongside four members of the victorious England side...


England captain Eoin Morgan hails Ben Stokes for ’almost a superhuman’ effort in final

2019-07-15 13:37:00

Eoin Morgan paid tribute to the ’’almost superhuman’’ Ben Stokes after the all-rounder played a pivotal role in England’s stunning Super Over win against New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s on Sunday...


England win Cricket World Cup after super-over drama against New Zealand

2019-07-15 12:07:00

This was the most astonishing, fortuitous, preposterous climax to any cricket match I’ve witnessed, let alone a World Cup final. Only the Kiwis could have coped so graciously with the manner of their defeat in the most riveting final this tournament has ever witnessed. At the end of it England emerged as World Cup winners for the first time. It is hard to believe how they managed it. We had better start at the end...


England’s Roy free to play in World Cup final despite umpire outburst

2019-07-12 12:43:00

England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire’s decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match...


Chandika Hathurusingha vows to stay on despite World Cup exit

2019-07-09 11:59:00

Chandika Hathurusingha insisted Monday he would remain Sri Lanka’s cricket coach despite pressure to step down after their World Cup exit, but official sources said a shake-up was planned...


Furious ICC warn SL to prevent Sanath Jayasuriya mixing with players

2019-07-08 12:17:00

A furious ICC warned the Sri Lankan management not to allow disgraced former captain Sanath Jayasuriya to mix with their players after he was spotted in the Headingley crowd during Saturday’s game against India...


West Indies and Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

2019-07-03 11:20:00

International Cricket Council (ICC) issuing a media release said West Indies and Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Cricket World Cup match in Durham on Monday (1). Sri Lanka won the match by 23 runs...


IOC members cast doubt on long-term future of AIBA as Session confirms suspension of Olympic recognition

2019-06-28 13:45:00

The suspension of the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) as the Olympic governing body for the sport and the decision to hold a boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 without its involvement was given formal approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session...


Winter Olympics & Paralympics: Italy’s Milan-Cortina chosen to host 2026 Games

2019-06-25 12:15:00

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo have been announced as the hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics...


No sanction for Sri Lanka after press conference no-show

2019-06-18 11:30:00

Sri Lanka’s refusal to send a player to the press conference after the loss to Australia will not result in any official sanctions...


Unofficial World Cup Finals today

2019-06-16 15:15:00

Did you know, that there are more than 700,000 fans waiting for tickets to watch the Indo-Pakistan match of the World Cup today (16)? However, given the limited seats in the Manchester Old Trafford stadium, only 25,000 fans will be lucky to have seats, to witness the match live...


Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

2019-06-16 12:06:00

Sri Lanka are likely to be hit with an International Cricket Council sanction after failing to fulfil their media duties following Saturday’s damaging World Cup defeat against Australia...


Wind of change for West Indies as Chris Gayle gradually blows out

2019-06-15 14:01:00

According to the official statistics Chris Gayle is 188cm tall. These days, when he bends down to touch his toes he seems to feel every last one of them. Gayle made a dip in their direction right before he stepped over the boundary rope at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday, the idle stretch of a man only lately out of bed and getting ready for the day ahead...


2019 Olympic Day Run to be held on June 25

2019-06-14 13:22:00

To celebrate the International Olympic Day which falls on June 23 each year, the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) will hold its annual Olympic Day Run on 25 June 2019 from Polhena to the Uyanwatte Cricket Ground, Matara, covering distance of 4 km...


Earning $127 million, Lionel Messi tops Forbes list of highest paid athletes

2019-06-13 10:21:00

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlete in the world after earning $127 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes...


Renowned cricket coach Avishka Gunawardena charged by the ICC

2019-05-10 06:59:15

In a sensational twist of fate, the yo-yo career fortunes of renowned Sri Lankan cricket coach Avishka Gunawardena, is in real hot water. His stock hit new low when the International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed a provisional ban on the south paw up..


Rats are at play while the forensic audit is playing pandu

2019-05-08 03:54:43

The shroud of doubt that was cast over the finances of Sri Lanka Cricket still persists, in spite of the forensic audit that was ordered by Sports Minister Harin Fernando, in January this year. ..


Shahid Afridi reveals his real age in autobiography

2019-05-03 05:26:26

One of cricket's greatest mysteries has finally been solved...sort of. ..


Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara to become next MCC President

2019-05-02 07:31:41

Kumar Sangakkara has been confirmed as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The Sri Lanka legend will take up the post on October 1 and will serve for a period of one year as the first non-British President. ..