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UAE Rugby Federation: Threatens, Bribes & Demands Sri Lanka Sports Minister for Asian Rugby AGM Vote

2019-12-05 12:39:00

In a startling revelation the United Arab Emirates Rugby Federation has now been exposed issuing an official letter to the former Minister of Sports Harin Fernando threatening, bribing and demanding that he intervenes and influences Sri Lanka Rugby to vote for him in return for favours,..


Manjula Kumara loses his South Asian record

2019-12-04 12:51:00

Today is the third day of the South Asian Games. Sri Lanka’s players are scheduled to take part in the events today...


Sri Lanka loses SAG 100m gold medal!

2019-12-03 14:59:00

Sri Lanka has dominated the men’s and women’s 100m events in the history of the South Asian Games. However, this domination has collapsed...


Blueprint to amend archaic Sports Law ready but will it see light of day

2019-12-01 14:31:00

The Sports Ministry has decided to remove some of the intrusive and restrictive clauses from the old Sports Law No 25 of 1973 to give more independence to national sports associations and to resolve conflict with international laws that govern sports bodies...


New National Cricket Coach Mickey Arthur

2019-11-15 16:25:00

Mr. Mickey Arthur, South African, has been selected as the national coach to Sri Lanka’s national cricket team by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), at a two-year contract...


Chandika Hathurusinghe avoids on going probe!

2019-11-09 10:58:00

Prior to investigation, Hathurusinghe in a letter to the chief executive offer of SLC informed that he is unable to take participation...


South Africa wins the Rugby World Cup 2019

2019-11-02 18:12:00

South African won the Rugby World Championship 2019 today at Yokohoma, Japan against England. 32-12 By the end of the first half, the Springboks were leading 12-6. Then South Africa were able to increase their score by 20 goals in the second half, while rival England managed to score only six more...


Glenn Maxwell takes a break, Malinga relieved!

2019-10-31 14:33:00

Langer also added Maxwell’s decision to return to the squad must be determined by himself and is still waiting...


Rugby World Cup Final: England Vs. South Africa

2019-10-28 14:19:00

The Rugby World Cup 2019 which was started with the 1st match between the host Japan Vs. Russia has now come to its final battle: it has been narrowed down from 20 countries to 2, England Vs. South Africa...


Broadcasting Rights and SLC’s greatest betrayal yet!

2019-10-26 21:52:00

Cricket fans can imagine how much money a tycoon-backed private channel put into the pockets of the SLC, which is still in the midst of some of the most corrupt institutions in the country...


Teenage fast bowler from Sri Lanka makes international headlines

2019-09-30 20:40:00

‘Lasith Malinga is my favourite cricketer and I look up to him for inspiration,’ says the six-foot tall, Malinga-like slinger with a devastating yorker...


Katukurunda Circuit Meet concluded successfully

2019-09-26 14:28:00

Katukurunda Circuit Meet tournament sponsored by official mobile partner Hutch successfully concluded on the 7th of September, 2019...


Sri Lanka to implement tough legislation against corruption in sports

2019-09-22 13:15:00

For years, Sri Lanka’s lawmakers neglected passing laws to deal with sports corruption, making it impossible to try anyone in court. Now, the country is only a step away from introducing tough legislation to discourage the menace...


Fans expect victory, Lasith Malinga says

2019-09-07 12:49:00

Viewers come to watch cricket matches fully aware that propaganda spread outside are false, Sri Lankan Cricket captain Lasith Malinga says...


Mercantile Volleyball Tournament Begins on Saturday

2019-09-06 22:39:00

The Mercantile Volleyball Tournament will begin on the 7th of September at the National Youth Centre in Maharagama, with an opening ceremony followed by the first of the preliminary matches...


Pallekele loss explained (VIDEO)

2019-09-02 11:39:00

Lack of well-experienced senior players and dew against the Pallekeke International Cricket Stadium could have led to the loss of the T20 match against New Zealand, Opener Kusal Mendis said...


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...