Category: Sports News

Ranatunga says Sri Lanka heading for World Cup disaster

Sri Lanka cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga predicted Friday that the country would fall short at this year’s World Cup because of corruption by officials and player indiscipline.

National team has become a laughing stock – Thisara

All-rounder Thisara Perera has urged Sri Lanka Cricket to intervene in matters concerning the national players after describing the team as “a laughing stock to the whole country” because of the exchanges unfolding on social media.

Sri Lanka hoping for a miracle in Australia Test series

Sri Lanka have closely studied the way India defeated Australia in their recent Test series, but captain Dinesh Chandimal said Wednesday his side will still need a miracle to do the same.

Kumar Dharmasena wins ICC Umpire of the Year

Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena has won the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year 2018 for the second time.

Cricket not the most important thing in life – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is well known for his hard work and commitment on the field. With multiple records under his belt, the Indian cricket team skipper has established himself as one of the best batsmen in the world and with age of his side, there are a lot of milestones still to be achieved by Kohli.

ICC announces amnesty to report corruption in Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lankan cricketers have been granted a 15-day amnesty to report previously undisclosed information relating to corruption in the sport, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.

Thisara Perera hits maiden ODI century

A rollicking maiden century by Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera was ultimately in vain as New Zealand wrapped up the one-day series with a 21-run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs in opening ODI

New Zealand won the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka by 45 runs in Tauranga today.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh fail to secure direct qualification to T20 World Cup Super 12s

Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have failed to get direct qualification for the men’s T20 World Cup’s Super 12s owing to their low rankings and will have to fight for a place in a group stage competition in 2020.

National outcast Hulk Pushparaj takes out WBPF body building championship

Sri Lankan Hulk Lucion Pushparaj has won his first major global body building championship, just months after his career was left hanging by a thread.

Malinga auctioned for INR 20 million

Sri Lankan star cricketer Lasith Malinga was sold to Mumbai Indians for 20 million Indian Rupees (INR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction a short while ago.

Mathews proves saviour again as Sri Lanka defy New Zealand

Former captain Angelo Mathews continued his role as saviour on Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand as he and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten hundreds to thwart the host’s push for victory on the fourth day of the first test at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.

Lasith Malinga appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket Captain for ODI & T20

President Maithripala Sirisena has approved Lasith Malinga as the Sri Lanka Cricket ODI and T20 Captain ahead of the Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand.

Malinga, Matthews with highest base price for IPL auction

Sri Lankans Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews have been listed at the highest base price for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction together with seven other cricketers.

Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action: ICC

Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.

Sri Lanka appoint Steve Rixon as fielding coach

Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost preparations for the world cup next year.