Category: Sports News

Fernando, Mendis propel Sri Lanka to historic win in South Africa

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis propelled Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over South Africa on the third day of the second Test at St George’s Park on Saturday, clinching an historic 2-0 series triumph.

Embuldeniya set for surgery after thumb dislocation

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is almost certainly out of the Port Elizabeth Test after severely dislocating his left thumb while attempting to take a return catch on Thursday, the opening day.

Shammi Silva elected SLC President

Shammi Silva has been elected as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with 83 votes for the year 2019/2021.

Durban win best moment in my career – Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka’s Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha has an impressive CV having tasted success whatever the team he has been in charge of whether it be Sri Lanka ‘A’, New South Wales, Sydney Thunder or Bangladesh. Yet he put last wicket’s thrilling one wicket win in Durban over South Africa as his greatest moment as a coach.

Dananjaya returns to Sri Lanka squad for South Africa ODIs

Sri Lanka have selected off-spinner Akila Dananjaya in their ODI squad to face South Africa, while Dinesh Chandimal has been left out.

Perera blasts Sri Lanka to victory in first South Africa test

Sri Lanka’s middle-order batsman Kusal Perera scored a brilliant unbeaten century to lead them to a famous one-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling first test at Kingsmead on Saturday.

Decline of Sri Lankan cricket saddens me – Murali

Sri Lankan cricket has hit an all-time nadir and the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan blames it on the paucity of talent coupled with lack of passion among the current generation of cricketers for this steady decline.

Sri Lanka sacks skipper Chandimal after Test debacles

Sri Lanka’s skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been sacked and removed from the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against South Africa, cricket authorities said Tuesday.

Karunaratne stretchered off as Sri Lanka chase big Australia total

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was stretchered off in a neck brace after being hit by a bouncer Saturday as Sri Lanka chased a massive Australian first innings total built on the back of three centuries.

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.