Category: Sports News

Williamson, Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling actions

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling actions after the first test between the teams which ended on Sunday.

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Sri Lanka names Chandimal, Mathews, Dickwella for New Zealand test

Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors on Friday recalled former captain Dinesh Chandimal in a 15-man squad for the first test against New Zealand after he was dropped for two big series because of poor batting form.

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Hathurusingha Sacked Jayaratne Interim Coach, Tom Moody shortlisted as Head Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to terminate the contract of Chandika Hathurusingha, the Head Coach of the national cricket team, after the two parties failed to come to a mutual agreement to sever ties.

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Hathurusingha given deadline to quit: Harin

Sri Lanka was considering applications from three “top international cricket coaches” to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha, who has until mid-August to step down, Sports Minister Harin Fernando said Tuesday.

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Thilan Samaraweera to assist New Zealand in Sri Lanka

Thilan Samaraweera, the former Sri Lanka batsman, will assist the current New Zealand batting coach Peter Fulton in order to help the visiting batsmen to acclimatise to the spin-friendly climes of Sri Lanka during the two-match Test series, starting on August 14.

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Sri Lanka to dedicate third Bangladesh ODI to Kulasekara

Sri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday’s third one-day international against Bangladesh to fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

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‘My time is over’: Malinga signs off in style as Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh

Lasith Malinga shone in his farewell match after Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire century as Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 91 runs in the first one-day of a three-match series in Colombo on Friday.

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Nuwan Kulasekara retires from international cricket

T-20 World Cup-winning Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, according to local media reports in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka’s Malinga to quit ODIs after first Bangladesh match

Veteran Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga will retire from one-day international cricket with the first match of a three-match series against Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said on Monday.

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Dharmasena admits umpiring error in World Cup final

The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an ‘error’ and should have given one run fewer, a media report said on Sunday.

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Bangladesh cricketers arrive in Sri Lanka under high security

The Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Sri Lanka amid tight security on Saturday, the first foreign sporting side to visit the island since the deadly Easter attacks earlier this year.

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Sri Lanka bring back Dickwella for Bangladesh ODI series

Sri Lanka have recalled Niroshan Dickwella for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.

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England win World Cup in Super Over after incredible tie

England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after New Zealand matched their 15 in a Super Over but lost on fewer boundaries scored in the match after an extraordinary final at Lord’s was tied on Sunday.

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Furious ICC warn Sri Lanka to prevent Sanath mixing with players

A furious ICC warned the Sri Lankan management not to allow former captain Sanath Jayasuriya to mix with their players after he was spotted in the Headingley crowd during Saturday’s game against India.

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Karunaratne wants more Sri Lanka players to get overseas experience

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has urged his country’s cricket chiefs to help more players enter overseas Twenty20 leagues to make up for the limitations of their domestic structure.

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Fernando can be Sri Lanka ‘spark’, says Jayawardene

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene says Avishka Fernando can be the “spark” to reignite Sri Lanka after the 21-year-old hit his maiden one-day international ton against the West Indies.

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