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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. ..

Ronaldo 'buys world's most expensive car' - a £9.5million one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire

2019-05-02 04:07:07

Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the new owner of the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire - reportedly the most expensive car ever built. ..

National Hockey Federation election rigged! Subject minister fooled too?

2019-04-11 06:02:21

Reports receive that the National Hockey Federation election is rigged and therefore is boycotted by a group of Hockey clubs representatives came for the election this year. ..

Sri Lankan born of Yevin Samararatna wins International Junior Golf Classic in NSW

2019-04-09 13:02:25

Sri Lankan born 14 year old Yevin Samararatne demonstrated his golf skill by winning the Jack Newton Internatonal Junior Golf Classic tournament conducted on the 18 hole Jack Newton designed golf course located in the Hunter Valley CESSNOCK Golf Club..

Angelo Mathews from Scapegoat to Rescuer

2019-04-06 07:49:59

In around year 2004 during another peak period of Sri Lankan cricket a novice Angelo Mathews walked in to the national side. After having captained his alma-mater at Darley Road, he strolled into the Test side as an all-rounder. Having risen from adv..

Emphasis on alignment of squad to World Cup vital

2019-03-28 06:25:37

Sri Lanka was bruised, battered and whitewashed twice in both formats by the formidable Proteas. The losing streak sustained in the identical vein. In order to have even a slight chance, the writer believes drastic changes in the composition of the p..

Countdown clock, free hit for no-ball in Tests?

2019-03-13 07:00:51

Countdown timer clocks to speed up the pace of play in Test cricket, free hits for no-balls in the longer format and the use of a standard ball in the World Test Championship are some of the radical proposals put forth by the MCC World Cricket Commit..

Sri Lanka Army Women Shine in 34th National Rowing Championship

2019-03-12 12:14:43

Sri Lanka Army's woman soldiers had a clean sweep clinching the Women’s Open category in the 34th National Rowing Championship at the Diyawanna Rowing Centre where teams of the armed Forces earned major honours on Saturday (02). ..

Pakistan protest to ICC over India's military caps in Australia ODI

2019-03-11 17:11:11

The Pakistan Cricket Board has written to the International Cricket Council calling for action to be taken after India's players wore military-style camouflage caps in Friday's third one-day international against Australia in Ranchi. ..

Perera out of remainder of South Africa ODIs with hamstring injury

2019-03-11 14:04:19

A day after conceding the ongoing ODI series to South Africa, Sri Lanka suffered a massive setback with batsman Kusal Perera being ruled out of the remainder of the series. ..

Test cricket is still the preferred format for fans: MCC

2019-03-10 05:46:56

Despite the rising popularity of limited-over formats and the rise in viewership of Twenty20 Leagues, Test cricket still remains the preferred format for the fans, the MCC World Cricket Committee announced on Saturday (March 9). MCC conducted a surve..

Composition of team key to impact on shorter formats

2019-03-07 06:03:36

After Sri Lanka won the plum of cricket the ICC World Cup in 1996, we became known as a country to the entire world. Since we had performed admirably both in ODI’s and Tests. Our cricketers had broken many world records in both formats. ..

Sri Lanka Cricket Secures US$ 11.5 million of ICC Funds

2019-03-04 14:09:13

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that following high level discussions with the ICC, the new Executive Committee of the SLC has successfully secured its due portion of finances from the ICC amounting to US$ 11.5 Million (over Rs: 2 Billion ) whic..

India will stand by nation over Pakistan game boycott - Virat Kohli

2019-02-24 15:01:43

India's team will stand by the decision of their "government and board" over whether to boycott the World Cup game against Pakistan, says Virat Kohli. ..

BCCI mulls asking for Pakistan World Cup ban

2019-02-22 07:57:15

In a dramatic and unprecedented move, the BCCI has prepared a draft letter asking the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the upcoming World Cup. ESPNcricinfo understands the letter, which was prepared on Wednesday, will be discussed at a top-l..

SLC Cricket Museum opened

2019-02-21 04:39:55

Sri Lanka Cricket on 20th February opened a ‘Cricket Museum’ displaying its rich history to the world. The museum housed at the SLC Headquarters has in display some of the most significant cricketing ‘Moments’ and ‘Turning Points’ of Sri ..

SL Sports Minister’s Legal Advisor Send Letter Of Demand of 500 Million To Sumathipala

2019-02-15 19:52:32

Panduka Keerthinanda, the legal advisor of Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Harin Fernando and one of the most reputed lawyer of the country, on Friday sent a letter of demand of 500 million rupees to former cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala,..

DSI announces the launch of the 19th DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship

2019-02-15 06:27:02

On the 12th of February 2019, DSI announced the launch of the 19th DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship at a press conference held at the Olympic House. ..

'Cricket is no room for homophobia' : True leadership of England captain Joe Root

2019-02-13 06:30:02

Shannon Gabriel, West Indies fast bowler, was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in his act of breaching their code of conduct, using abusive language reportedly on accounts to comments homophobic. Gabriel was given an on-field ..

Two double-tons in a first-class game - Angelo Perera achieves rare record

2019-02-04 06:30:46

Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) captain Angelo Perera has achieved the incredibly rare feat of hitting two double-hundreds in a single first-class match. This has happened for only the second time in recorded history, the other way back in 1938, when..

Bouncer ball collapses Dimuth in Manuka Oval

2019-02-02 09:14:11

Sri Lankan opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been injured during the second Test Match against Australia in Manuka Oval stadium in Canberra, Australia. Karunaratne was caught behind by fast bowler Pat Cummings in the fourth ball of the 31st over..

Spirit of cricket needs to be protected: Outgoing ICC boss

2019-02-01 11:12:56

The head of cricket's world body Thursday said the sport's "spirit" is under threat after recent scandals -- ranging from racist comments to corruption -- that have tarnished its reputation. ..

Thisara calls for SLC intervention after social media squabble with Malinga's wife

2019-01-30 07:30:05

Thisara Perera has raised questions about the ODI team's leadership with Sri Lanka Cricket in the aftermath of a social media beef between him and captain Lasith Malinga's wife. He has also described the team as "a laughing stock to the whole country..

ICC awards: Virat Kohli wins big three after fantastic 2018

2019-01-22 09:51:03

Virat Kohli's prolific 2018, especially as a batsman, has been reflected in the ICC awards with the India captain winning the year's three biggest prizes: the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year, the Test player of the year and the I..

Kumar Dharmasena wins ICC Umpire of the Year

2019-01-22 07:45:44

Kumar Dharmasena has won the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year 2108 for the second time. ..

Roger Federer beats Serena Williams in battle of the tennis legends

2019-01-02 06:18:35

Roger Federer was on the winning side in his historic mixed doubles match against fellow tennis great Serena Williams at the Hopman Cup Tuesday, but in the end the result hardly mattered. ..

Hopman Cup: Serena Williams & Roger Federer to play for first time

2019-01-01 08:49:28

Tennis greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams will meet on court for the first time when Switzerland face the USA in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. ..