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Kumar Sangakkara bats against racism in sports

Former Sri Lanka legend and Team Abu Dhabi mentor Kumar Sangakkara condemned the racial abuse in sports and urged stern action against the offenders.

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Moeen Ali tests positive for coronavirus after England touring party arrive in Sri Lanka

Moeen Ali has tested positive for coronavirus after England’s touring party arrived in Hambantota on Sunday ahead of their Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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Fitness key for South Africa, Sri Lanka

Fitness will play as big a role as form when South Africa and Sri Lanka finalise their teams for the second and final Test, starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

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England tour of Sri Lanka set to go ahead next year despite growing coronavirus concerns

England are confident next month’s tour of Sri Lanka will proceed as intended despite the new coronavirus variant which has been identified in the United Kingdom.

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Two members of South Africa’s squad test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sri Lanka series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced that two members of the Proteas squad have tested positive for coronavirus, ahead of the team’s entry into the Bio-Secure Environment for the Test series against Sri Lanka.

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ICC Probes Lanka Premier League over Alleged Match-fixing

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating an alleged attempt to fix Sri Lankan Premier League matches that are due to start on Thursday, a media report said.

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Can LPL help once-dynamic Sri Lanka regain T20 mojo?

It seems almost ludicrous now, but between 2009 and 2014 no T20 team was more dynamic than Sri Lanka. Their win/loss record during those five years (34 wins, 19 losses) was comfortably the best in the world. In World T20 tournaments, they were the most dominant, making three finals in four campaigns, before winning in 2014.

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Chris Gayle pulls out of Lanka Premier League (LPL), franchise confirms

West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has pulled out of the inaugural Lanka Premier League, Kandy Tuskers have confirmed on Wednesday.

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Lanka Premier League Will Help Young Players Perform Under Pressure – Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) will help Sri Lankan cricket in the long run.

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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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