Category: Sports News

Chandimal suspended for one Test; could miss four more

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the third and final Test of the series against West Indies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second Test.

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct and a hearing will be held following the conclusion of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies.

Cricket-Sri Lanka protest after ball-tampering accusations

Sri Lanka’s cricketers were continuing their second test against West Indies ‘under protest’ after they were accused by match officials of altering the condition of the ball.

Murali, Jayawardene snub desperate Sri Lanka selectors

Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have rejected a request to provide consultancy services to the struggling national team, saying they had no “trust in the system”.

Sri Lanka’s Silva joins West Indies tour after funeral

Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva rejoined the national team touring the West Indies after attending his father’s funeral, officials said on Monday.

Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Hits Back At Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player.

Sri Lanka says pitch-fixing allegations hard to believe

Sri Lanka’s top cricket administrators say it is difficult to believe allegations of pitch-fixing in a 2016 test match against Australia which have triggered a probe by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Exclusive: Cricket match-fixers caught in the act in Sri Lanka

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.

ICC launches probe into ‘pitch-fixing’ in Sri Lanka

A Test match between India and Sri Lanka last year might have been played on a pitch doctored at the behest match-fixers, a sting operation has claimed, prompting the International Cricket Council (ICC) to launch an investigation into the matter on Saturday.

Dhananjaya De Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder

The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

Namal teaches rugby in Kashmir, bets on sports to ‘change discourse’

Sri Lankan Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa, who is on his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, on Monday said that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir” — just as cricket changed the discourse in his country.

Kohli among 100 most influential people

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2018 following a stellar season last year in which he had amassed 2818 runs across all formats and slammed 11 centuries.

Politicians are destroying cricket in Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is a soft-spoken man, not one to get agitated easily. It was a rare sight to see him lose his cool when asked about Sri Lankan cricket’s downfall. In a conversation with ET, the Sri Lankan legend talks about what is wrong with Sri Lankan cricket, why wrist spinners offer better dividends in good batting conditions (referring to Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal) and more.

Welcome for Gold Coast medallists

The first of the Sri Lankan medallists at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia, weightlifters Indika Dissanayake, Dinusha Hansani Gomes and Chaturanga Lakmal Jayasuriya who won Silver and Bronze medals arrived in the country.

Want to make Lankan Premier League exciting – Arnold

Former Test cricketer Russel Arnold, who was last week appointed as the Director of Lankan Premier League tournament is confident of making the event a success. Sri Lanka is the only leading cricket playing nation in the Asian region not to have a franchise based tournament as India (IPL), Pakistan (PSL) and Bangladesh (BPL) have highly successful domestic T-20 competitions of their own. SLC had launched Sri Lanka Premier League in 2011 but the tournament crashed a year later due to lack of sponsorship.

Dinusha Hansani wins bronze for Sri Lanka at Commonwealth

Sri Lankan weightlifter, Dinusha Hansani Gomez won the bronze medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games, lifting a total weight of 155 kg a short while ago.