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Upul Tharanga retires from International Cricket

Senior Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Tharanga has decided to retire from International Cricket.

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Sri Lankan Cricketer Lahiru Kumara tests positive for COVID-19

Sri Lanka Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been dropped from the West Indies tour.

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Technical Advisory Committee to develop cricket in Sri Lanka

Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa has appointed a Technical Advisory Committee for the development of cricket in Sri Lanka.

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Two Sri Lankan cricketers contract COVID-19

Two players of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated.

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Joe Root shares victory call with fan who waited 10 months for team to arrive

Joe Root thanked a fan who waited in Sri Lanka for nearly a year to watch the team play, after England won the first Test of the series in Galle.

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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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