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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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Media in Sri Lanka to keep distance from England cricketers due to coronavirus

England’s cricketers will be keeping their distance from members of the media in Sri Lanka as part of ongoing precautions against coronavirus.

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England to avoid handshakes in Sri Lanka due to coronavirus

Joe Root has revealed England will fist bump rather shake hands during their tour of Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Two Cricket Centuries

Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando scored centuries at the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies being held at the Sooriyawewa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

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MCC touring Pakistan to help convince non-Asian teams

A Marylebone Cricket Club team led by former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara arrived in Lahore on Thursday to support international tours of Pakistan.

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Maiden Mathews Test double-century puts Sri Lanka on top

Angelo Mathews struck a brilliant maiden international double-century to give Sri Lanka a healthy lead on day four of the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.

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‘I said something about his wife’ : Irfan Pathan reveals ‘nasty’ sledging episode with Sangakkara

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, spoke about an episode with Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara and recalled a sledging incident which took place in Delhi during a Test match.

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Sri Lankan sprinters set new relay South Asian Games record

It was a Golden Day for Sri Lanka at the 13th Edition of the South Asian Games as both the men’s and women’s 4 X 100 Metres relay team won gold.

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Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft

Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions on Monday in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country’s cricket team.

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Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka in Australia T20 series

Lasith Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshada Fernando have retained their places in the Twenty20 International squad for the series in Australia.

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Chandimal to join Army to play cricket

Sri Lanka’s reputed cricketer, Dinesh Chandimal has consented to join the Sri Lanka Army as a Commissioned Officer to play cricket for their team. He is to be enlisted to the Volunteer Force as a Commissioned Officer of its Ordnance Corps, according to the Army Cricket Committee.

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Sri Lanka squad leave for Pakistan despite security concerns

Sri Lanka’s depleted national cricket squad left for Pakistan on Tuesday expressing confidence in security promises by the hosts despite reports that the team could be targeted by militants.

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Sri Lanka says it has received terror warnings ahead of Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka’s cricket board said Wednesday it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror attack during an upcoming tour of Pakistan.

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Cricket: Ten Sri Lanka players opt out of Pakistan tour over security concerns

Ten Sri Lankan players, including captain Dimuth Karunaratne and veterans Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews, have opted out of the upcoming tour of Pakistan over security concerns, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Monday.

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Players are more relaxed when there is no head coach – Ashantha De Mel

Chief selector and team manager Ashantha de Mel made a startling statement when he said that Sri Lanka players were more relaxed and performed better without a head coach.

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Lasith Malinga takes 4 wickets in 4 balls in Sri Lanka T20 win

Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four balls and became the first player to take 100 wickets in Twenty20s as Sri Lanka earned a consolation victory against New Zealand on Friday.

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