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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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Kumar Sangakkara to be questioned over match fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has been requested to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Ministry of Sports to record a statement over alleged claims of match fixing at the 2011 Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup final was fixed

Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup final was “sold” to India, officials said Monday.

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Murali crowned as the most valuable Test player of 21st century

World’s highest Test wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st Century by the Wisden Cricket Monthly.

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Sanga & Mahela criticize World Cup match fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has joined former-teammate Mahela Jayawardene in questioning former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who claimed the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed.

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