Category: Sports News

International Cricket Council - ICC

Anti-corruption unit launches investigation in Sri Lanka

The International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka, world cricket’s governing body has said.

Sri Lanka Cricket team in 2017

Sri Lanka grab automatic 2019 World Cup berth at Windies’ expense

Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday.

Graeme Labrooy

Sri Lanka Cricket appoint Graeme Labrooy as chief selector

Former pacer Graeme Labrooy has been appointed as the new chief selector of Sri Lanka, replacing Sanath Jayasuriya.

Aravinda De Silva

Aravinda de Silva to return as Sri Lanka cricket team advisor post India trashing?

Colombo: Aravinda de Silva could soon take up an advisory role with the Sri Lankan cricket team, as Sri Lanka Cricket is mulling over his name.

Thilanga Sumathipala

Sri Lanka Cricket denies Thilanga has connections to gaming industry

Sri Lanka Cricket today issued a special statement refuting the news reports and rumours circulating via both mainstream and social media claiming that SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala is involved in the gaming industry.

Graham Ford and Kumar Sangakkara

It was a lost opportunity with Ford reversal

Sri Lanka lost a great opportunity to ensure a smooth transition of the national cricket team when Graham Ford left, former skipper Kumar Sangakkara says.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Ranatunga-Sumathipala battle intensifies

Former World Cup winning national cricket captain and Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has stepped up pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Selection Committee resigns

The entire National Cricket Selection Committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered their resignations effective 7 September.

Crowd violence in Pallekele

Post crowd violence in Pallekele, ICC seeks security assurance

ICC Match Referee Andy Pycroft has reportedly sought security assurance from the Sri Lankan cricket board for the remainder of the limited-overs series against India following boorish fan behaviour during the third ODI in Pallekele on Sunday.

Akila Dananjaya

India survive Dananjaya brilliance to beat Sri Lanka

Akila Dananjaya’s career-best 6-54 was in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in their second one-day international to go 2-0 up in the five-match series on Thursday.

Nic Pothas

Pothas says too many cooks in cricket

After Sri Lanka suffered a humiliating nine wicket defeat at the hands of India in the opening ODI of the five match series, Interim Coach Nic Pothas shed some light into the current crisis of the national team when he said there are too many cooks involved within the set up.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Arjuna Ranatunga renews calls to sack Thilanga Sumathipala

Minister Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka’s cricket board Tuesday for the squad’s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India.

Dinesh Chandimal

Worst ever defeat – Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal who has been playing for Sri Lanka since 2011 said that this is the worst series defeat ever he has been part of.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Arjuna didn’t say final was fixed, says Murali

Muttiah Muralidharan doesn’t wish to read much into Arjuna Ranatunga’s demand for a probe into Sri Lanka’s 2011 World Cup final loss to India at the Wankhede.

Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga with India Cricketer Virat Kohli

Never easy playing Sri Lanka in their backyard: Kohli

Top-ranked India will not take Sri Lanka lightly despite the home team’s recent indifferent form as well as controversies over fitness and ethics, captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing.