Category: Sports News

Record breaking Yupun eyes Olympic qualifying standards

Italy based sprinter Yupun Abeykoon shattered the Sri Lanka National record and the South Asian men’s 100 metres record, offering glimpse of hope to end more than two decades of wait for a Sri Lankan champion to feature in an Olympics in the glamorous sprint event.

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Sri Lanka’s Malinga pulls out of virus-hit IPL

Veteran Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga has pulled out of the Indian Premier League “to be with his family”, his team said Wednesday, adding to growing list of players abandoning the coronavirus-hit Twenty20 tournament.

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Dilantha Malagamuwa receives state sponsorship after 36 years

Sri Lankan racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa received the state sponsorship for the first time to participate in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020, after 36 years.

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Sangakkara backs Ganguly for ICC top post, says “astute brain” makes him suitable candidate

Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Sourav Ganguly for the ICC chairman’s post, saying the BCCI president’s “astute cricket brain” and vast experience as an administrator make him a “very suitable” candidate for the role.

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ICC reiterates 2011 World Cup final was clean

The International Cricket Council has reiterated that the governing body has no doubt whatsoever that the there was foul play in the 2011 World Cup final in Bombay where Sri Lanka lost a close game to the hosts India.

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Indian Police busts fake ‘Sri Lankan’ cricket tournament

Indian police are investigating an alleged betting scandal in which a sham cricket tournament was held in an Indian village and passed off as a Twenty20 contest played in Sri Lanka.

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Match-fixing inquiry: Mahela arrives at Sports Ministry’s SIU despite date change

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene arrived at the Special Investigations Unit of Sports Ministry at Sugathadasa Stadium this morning to record a statement over the match-fixing allegations in the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka.

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Kumar Sangakkara to be questioned over match fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has been requested to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Ministry of Sports to record a statement over alleged claims of match fixing at the 2011 Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup final was fixed

Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup final was “sold” to India, officials said Monday.

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Murali crowned as the most valuable Test player of 21st century

World’s highest Test wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st Century by the Wisden Cricket Monthly.

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Sanga & Mahela criticize World Cup match fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has joined former-teammate Mahela Jayawardene in questioning former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who claimed the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed.

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Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: Minister

Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said on Thursday, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies.

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Virat Kohli can be greatest after Bradman – Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes Virat Kohli can be the greatest cricketer after former Australia batsman Sir Donald Bradman. Bradman is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

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We missed out the real champion, Mali my bad – Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings player Suresh Raina turned selectors on their recent chat session on Instagram as the due picked their combined MI-CSK ultimate XI.

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Sri Lanka curfew forces cricket team to improve fitness

Sri Lanka’s cricket team have been ordered onto customised home training regimes during the coronavirus lockdown by coach Mickey Arthur following frequent accusations of poor fitness.

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England’s tour of Sri Lanka postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

England’s tour of Sri Lanka has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the travelling squad set to return home as soon as possible.

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