Category: Sports News

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.



Bangladesh get away with slap on the wrist

The shameful behaviour of Bangladesh players during the closely contested last group game of the Nidahas Trophy tournament match at RPS on Friday hasn’t been met with condemnation it deserved as both captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have got away with a slap on the wrist having been handed 25 percent fines.



CRICKET: Bangladesh’s dressing room door damaged in Colombo

Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the finish and the immediate aftermath of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.



Sri Lanka’s Chandimal receives two-match suspension for slow over-rate

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the team’s next two Twenty20 internationals after being found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during Saturday’s victory over Bangladesh, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.



Sri Lanka sweep series after dominating Bangladesh

Sri Lanka cruised to a 75-run victory over Bangladesh in Sylhet to wrap up a 2-0 triumph in the Twenty20 international series.



Mulling retirement,Says Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over.



World Cup arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia.



New Coach Cannot Perform Miracles, Says Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera

After a humiliating 163 run loss to Bangladesh on Friday, Sri Lanka are on the verge of exiting from the tri-nation series which has Zimbabwe as the third team.



Cricket World Cup for the Blind begins tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan leg of the Cricket World Cup for the Blind gets under way with the opening match between the hosts and Bangladesh at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Monday (tomorrow).



Cricket: Sri Lanka sacks ODI skipper Perera

Sri Lanka on Thursday ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week.



New Sri Lanka coach bans music at training

COLOMBO: New Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha pledged to get tough with the under-performing national team — including banning music in training — while demanding “full control” over selection.