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Star Performers of Fairfirst Basketball Team contribute towards bringing home Silver at the 6th SABA Championship in Bangladesh

2021-12-02 04:55:00

Star Performers of Fairfirst Basketball Team contribute towards bringing home Silver at the 6th SABA Championship in Bangladesh..

Dialog Powers Lanka Premier League as ‘Telecommunication Partner’ Launches LPL Song ‘Ekwa Jayagamu’

2021-11-25 09:06:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, has come forth to power the 2021 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) as the official Telecommunication Partner for the tournament. The tourney organisers, The IPG Group released the ‘Ekwa Jayagamu’ LPL song sung by a stellar line-up of artistes at the launch event, in support of the teams...

Career in ashes: Australian cricket captain Tim Paine steps down after admitting sending explicit messages

2021-11-19 20:00:00

Australian cricket captain Tim Paine has stepped down - less than a month before the start of the Ashes - after admitting he sent explicit messages to a female co-worker in 2017...

That flame no longer burns so brightly - AB de Villiers retires from all cricket

2021-11-19 14:01:00

AB de Villiers has announced his decision to retire from all cricket. This will end his association with all franchise T20 leagues, including Royal Challengers Bangalore, with whom he continued to play in the IPL following his international retirement in 2018...

Former England coach David ’Bumble’ Lloyd apologises for comments about ’Asian cricket community’

2021-11-17 00:25:00

Azeem Rafiq said the Sky Sports commentator tried to smear him in an attempt to suppress his allegations of racism...

Mahela Jayawardene to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

2021-11-14 10:58:00

Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene, former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock and ex England batter Janette Brittin will be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame before the T20 World Cup final gets underway here on Sunday...

Rashid Khan expects spinners to play ’huge role’ at T20 World Cup

2021-10-19 09:57:00

Afghanistan’s strike bowler Rashid Khan believes the 2021 T20 World Cup could belong to spinners. Rashid, who will be playing his second T20 World Cup, said that the spinners are always ’’effective’’ on the pitches at three venues in the UAE, where the Super 12s, as well as the semi-finals and final will be played...

Bandula Warnapura the first Test Cricket Captain passes away

2021-10-18 11:25:00

Bandula Warnapura the first Sri Lankan Test Cricket Captain has passed away this (18) morning...

Cricket ban imposed to Kusal - Dhanushka - Dikwella lifted

2021-10-13 16:21:00

The domestic ban, which was due to be lifted on December 28, was lifted with the intention of giving them the opportunity to participate in the IPL...

UK approves visas for young female footballers from Afghanistan

2021-10-10 14:48:00

The girls had initially fled to Pakistan, fearing for their lives after their country fell to the Taliban in August...

Chris Gayle leaves IPL bubble to stay fresh for T20 World Cup

2021-10-01 12:25:00

Punjab Kings have announced that Chris Gayle will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble due to bubble fatigue. Having just arrived from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bubble, Gayle said he was looking to mentally refresh himself ahead of the T20 World Cup next month...


2021-09-27 20:22:00

Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from Test cricket after seven years and 64 appearances for England...

Mahindananda’s claim on Match Fixing at 2011 World Cup false: AG

2021-09-23 18:34:00

The probe was initiated in 2019 based on a controversial statement made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who served as the Sports Minister during 2011, under the instructions of Dullus Alahapperuma, who in 2019 served as the Sports Minister...

Australian Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson admitted to hospital with Covid

2021-09-20 15:22:00

‘I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared,’ 27-year-old swimmer says after testing positive in Italy..

Lasith Malinga, an undisputed legend in T20 cricket

2021-09-15 20:51:00

107 Lasith Malinga signs off as the leading wicket-taker in Men’s Twenty20 Internationals, by the narrowest of margins. He has one more than Shakib Al Hasan (106). Malinga became the first man to scale the peak that is 100 T20I wickets in 2019, while playing against New Zealand...

Good Bye Malinga - Thank You For The Memories!

2021-09-15 16:14:00

Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s champion fast bowler who single handedly won many a game of cricket for his country, resigned from playing International T20 cricket yesterday and with it closed a beautiful chapter in his country’s sporting history...

Malinga to return to Cricket arena as coach

2021-09-13 16:05:00

Malinga is yet to announce his farewell from International Cricket. The fast bowler, however, has not competed in an international or a domestic match since March 2020...

Ben Stokes: The Sun newspaper pays damages to England cricketer over front-page family tragedy story

2021-08-31 00:55:00

The Sun has paid damages to England cricketer Ben Stokes and his mother after the newspaper published a story that detailed a family tragedy...

Sri Lanka wins another Paralympic medal

2021-08-30 17:15:00

Sri Lanka wins another Paralympic medal..

Dinesh wins gold medal and sets world record at Paralympics

2021-08-30 10:30:00

Sri Lankan athelete Dinesh Priyantha Herath has won the gold medal in the F46 category javelin throw event at the Tokyo Paralympics...

SLC grants permission for Wanindu and Chameera to play in IPL 2021

2021-08-29 14:51:00

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has granted permission for Wandindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket tournament 2021..

Mahela Jayawardene thinks technical tweaks from The Hundred could be adopted in T20 in future

2021-08-26 16:22:00

’’I love the new tactical onuses on two overs for a bowler, the new batsman has to come in and face’’; Southern Brave head coach Mahela Jayawardene believes technical aspects from The Hundred could be used in T20 cricket in the future..

Wanindu, Chameera not allowed to enter IPL

2021-08-23 14:05:00

The second phase of the 2021 Season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to take place in the UAE. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera of the Sri Lanka Cricket 20/20 team have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming matches...

Thilan Samaraweera recalled to NZ Cricket Team

2021-08-10 12:23:00

Thilan Samaraweera recalled to NZ Cricket Team..

Elaine Thompson-Herah: Instagram blocks gold medallist who shared race win

2021-08-05 15:34:00

She was blocked from the app for sharing videos of the Games..

Michael Johnson handed back Olympic gold medal with furious outburst: ‘Tainted by drugs’

2021-08-04 17:10:00

MICHAEL JOHNSON voluntarily handed back his Olympic gold medal after a drugs controversy engulfed his teammates, an unearthed account shows...

Ben Stokes takes indefinite break from cricket to ‘prioritise mental wellbeing’

2021-07-31 14:25:00

Kevin Pietersen and Gary Lineker are among the sporting figures to show support for Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder decided to take an indefinite break from cricket with immediate effect “to prioritise his mental wellbeing”...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Judo player Chamara loses the game within 29 seconds

2021-07-26 13:27:00

Chamara Dharmawardena, captain of the Sri Lanka Olympic team participating in the Tokyo Olympics, joined the competition today. However, he was defeated by Hossain Alexander from Djibouti...

China Yang Qian win di first Gold Medal of 2020 Olympics

2021-07-24 15:06:00

Qian of China take di gold for di women 10m air rifle final to collect di first gold medal of di 2020 Summer Games for di Asaka Shooting Range on Saturday...

Sri Lankan Olympic team to leave for Japan

2021-07-20 13:44:00

The Sri Lankan Olympic team is set to leave for Japan this (20) afternoon. The team will be leaving Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airpot at 7.30 pm today and landing at Japan’s Narita Airport...