Category: Sports News

Sanath Jayasuriya appointed Sri Lanka’s cricket consultant for one year

Sanath Jayasuriya has been appointed Sri Lanka Cricket’s full-time “cricket consultant” for a year. In this role, he will oversee both players and coaches working at SLC’s high performance centre in Khettarama, will be engaged in “individual skill development strategies” for players, and will monitor coaching staff as well.



Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister revokes interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Harin Fernando today (December 12) signed a new gazette notification to revoke the gazette issued by former sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe which appointed an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), headed by Arjuna Ranatunga.



Sri Lanka Cricket’s new selection committee led by Upul Tharanga appointed

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Harin Fernando has made five new appointments to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Selection Committee.



‘Unfair, Really Surprised’: Anjum Chopra on Chamari Athapaththu going unsold at WPL Auction

One of the biggest surprises of the WPL auction was Chamari Athapaththu going unsold, despite being a sought-after player in T20 leagues worldwide.



Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister appoints new National Sports Council

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Harin Fernando has appointed a 15-member National Sports Council, replacing its former chairman Arjuna Ranatunga with Dr. Maiya Gunasekara.



Sri Lanka lacks commitment and discipline – Murali

Sri Lankan spin-bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan said the team’s performance in the 2023 men’s ODI World Cup was very disappointing, and something which he wasn’t expecting to unfold the way it did.



Police ‘unreasonable’ to charge Danushka Gunathilaka with stealthing: Australian court

Police who prosecuted a Sri Lankan cricket star later cleared of sexually assaulting a woman at her Sydney home acted “unreasonably”, an Australian court has been told.



President Ranil insists ‘Jay Shah doesn’t run Sri Lankan cricket’

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga’s comments on BCCI secretary Jay Shah “running” Sri Lankan cricket has caused a major storm across the cricketing world, especially in cricket-mad India that happens to be a superpower of the sport.



Australia beats India to win Cricket World Cup for sixth time

Australia won the Cricket World Cup for a record-extending sixth time Sunday, ending India’s dominant run in its home tournament with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring final on the back of Travis Head’s 137.



‘Chamari Bay’ dedicated for Chamari Athapaththu at Sydney Cricket Ground

The Sydney Thunder has announced that a specially dedicated seating zone at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will be named after Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu for their WBBL Derby clash on November 26.



Head breaks South African hearts as Australia set up World Cup final with India

Travis Head starred with bat and ball as Australia set up a World Cup final clash with India after a tense three-wicket win over South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday.



Cricket World Cup: India beat New Zealand by 70 runs to reach final

Virat Kohli scored a record-breaking 50th one-day international hundred and Mohammed Shami took seven wickets as India beat New Zealand by 70 runs to reach the Cricket World Cup final on Wednesday.



Sri Lanka Cricket files defamation lawsuit against Sports Minister seeking Rs. 2.4 billion in damages

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has filed a defamation lawsuit in court against Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Roshan Ranasinghe claiming Rs. 2.4 billion over the ‘defamatory statements’ he has made in respect of the cricket governing body, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement today (November 15).



India vs New Zealand: Cricket World Cup debacle as accusation emerges of India switching pitches ahead of semifinal

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are under fire after claims emerged they have switched out the pitch for their side’s semifinal against New Zealand – without the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) permission.



ICC Hall of Fame welcomes all-rounder Aravinda de Silva

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the latest cricketing icons that are to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame as the Class of 2023.



Sri Lanka Cricket’s Consultant Coach says poor fitness level of players led to World Cup defeat

A post World Cup media briefing attended by members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was held at the Sri Lanka Cricket Head Office today (November 12).