Category: Sports News

Macau pulls team from Sri Lanka World Cup qualifier citing safety

Macau’s football chiefs have said they will not send a team to Sri Lanka for a World Cup qualifying match this week, citing security fears following the deadly Easter suicide attacks.

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Karunaratne unfazed by Sri Lanka’s World Cup woe against Pakistan

Dimuth Karunaratne insists Sri Lanka can end their wretched World Cup record against Pakistan when they clash in Bristol on Friday.

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Cricket World cup 2019: Sri Lanka beats Afghanistan by 34 runs

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs via DLS method to register their first win of World Cup 2019.

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Malinga preaches Sri Lankan patience in ‘must-win’ Afghanistan clash

Sri Lanka’s batsmen must show more patience under pressure in Tuesday’s “must-win” encounter against World Cup dark horses Afghanistan to put their crushing opening-round defeat behind them, pacer Lasith Malinga said on Monday.

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New Zealand begin World Cup charge against Sri Lanka

New Zealand are happy to go under the radar as they prepare to launch their campaign for World Cup glory against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Embattled Sri Lanka hope for World Cup miracle

Sri Lanka go into the World Cup with low expectations after losing eight of their last nine one-day matches and led by a captain who has not played 50-over cricket for more than four years.

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World Cup 2019 winners to get US $4 million

The winner of the 2019 men’s World Cup will walk away with a monetary reward of US $4 million, with the runner up getting half the amount ($2 million), as the ICC, on Friday, announced details of the total prize money on offer for the 10-team tournament.

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Malinga brings victory to Mumbai Indians in the finals of IPL

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run in a nail-biting Indian Premier League final to claim a record fourth title in Hyderabad yesterday.

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ICC charges Sri Lankan performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara was provisionally suspended with immediate effect on Saturday for two breaches of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code, the sport’s governing body said.

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Nuwan Zoysa, Avishka Gunawardene charged under the ECB Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged Nuwan Zoysa for breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League (the ‘Code’) and Avishka Gunawardene for two counts.

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Bangladesh ‘monitoring’ Sri Lanka before July cricket tour

Bangladesh cricket officials said Wednesday they were monitoring security in Sri Lanka in the wake of last month’s terror attacks and ahead of a planned tour slated for July.

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MAS turns plastic waste into National Cricket attire

It looked like normal – and classy – cricket attire until MAS Holdings revealed the unusual origins of the National Cricket attire that will lend colour to the forthcoming Cricket World Cup 2019: explaining the transformation of plastic sea waste into a superior fabric used to produce players’ kits when the Principal Sponsor was announced at the Taj Samudra Hotel yesterday.

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Dimuth to lead Sri Lanka cricket team in World Cup

Sri Lanka’s national selectors put to an end days of speculation by appointing batsman Dimuth Karunaratne as captain of the Sri Lankan ODI team.

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Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige faces ICC corruption charges

Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged with three counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code.

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Lasith Malinga to retire from international cricket after 2020 ICC World T20

Sri Lankan limited overs captain Lasith Malinga will retire from international cricket after next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, he revealed on Friday.

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Hathurusingha asked to return to Sri Lanka from South Africa

Sri Lankan cricket team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha was on Thursday told to return home from South Africa in the middle of the One-Day International series, with fielding coach Steve Rixon given complete charge for the subsequent T20 series.

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