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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. ..

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 ..