Category: Sports News

Chandika Hathurusingha

Chandika Hathurusingha to take over as Sri Lanka coach after India series: Reports

Sri Lanka Cricket are on the verge of former Test cricketer Chandika Hathurusingha as the Head Coach of the men’s team Sri Lankan team, according to Cricbuzz. It is reported that the 49-year-old will arrive in Colombo next week to meet officials and he is expected to take over after the ongoing series in India.

Sri Lanka cricket team attack

Hero Pakistan bus driver happy to welcome back Sri Lanka

Meher Mohammad Khalil, a Pakistani bus driver who held his nerve under gunfire to guide the Sri Lankan team to safety during an attack in 2009, is thrilled that international cricket is finally returning to Lahore.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

Sri Lanka confirms visit to Lahore for T20 clash

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has officially confirmed its national team’s tour to Pakistan for the last T20 match of the on-going series, to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Oct 29.

Lasith Malinga

Malinga left out of Sri Lanka squad for Pakistan ODIs

Sri Lanka has dropped Lasith Malinga from the one-day international squad to face Pakistan in a five-match series starting next week, raising doubts if the fast bowler will feature in the team’s plans for the 2019 World Cup.

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.