Category: Sports News

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).



Sri Lanka will appeal ICC suspension – Sports Minister

Sri Lanka will appeal over its suspension from the International Cricket Council (ICC), sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe said on Saturday, following the national team’s dismal World Cup performance.



Sri Lanka Cricket suspended by ICC due to extensive government interference?

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been suspended by the ICC with immediate effect because of extensive government interference in the board’s administration, ESPN CricInfo website reveals.



ICC suspends Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership of the ICC with immediate effect.



Inconsistency to blame for Sri Lanka’s poor World Cup, says coach Silverwood

Sri Lanka’s inconsistency cost them dear at the World Cup, coach Chris Silverwood said after his team suffered a seventh defeat in nine matches at the 50-overs tournament in India.



Pramodya ready to reveal facts behind tragic defeat of Sri Lanka Cricket team

Sri Lanka’s national cricket team, which participated in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, returned to Sri Lanka this morning (November 10).



Entry road to Sri Lanka Cricket head office closed

The entry road to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) head office has been temporarily closed from the Vidya Mawatha.



‘Betting’ Shammi or Roshan; President must decide: Roshan

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has to decide whether he wants me or ‘Betting’ Shammi, Minister of Sports Roshan Ranasinghe told Parliament while dropping bomb shells on Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).



Glenn Maxwell smashes astonishing 201 to lead Australia past Afghanistan at Cricket World Cup

Glenn Maxwell produced one of the most astonishing Cricket World Cup innings by smashing 201 off 128 balls on Tuesday to lead Australia past Afghanistan with 19 deliveries to spare and into the semifinals.



Court issues stay order on Sri Lanka Cricket’s Interim Committee

The Court of Appeal today (November 07) issued a stay order suspending the operation of the gazette notification in respect of Sri Lanka Cricket’s Interim Committee appointed by the Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe.



Mathews demands ‘justice’ after controversial time out dismissal

Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews demanded “justice” from the ICC and branded Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan “a cheat” on social media after becoming the first player to be ‘timed out’ in international cricket at the World Cup on Monday.



Sri Lanka appointed a cabinet sub-committee to look into activities of Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has decided to appoint a four-member cabinet sub-committee to look into the Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe.



Sri Lanka’s Mathews earns bizarre ‘timed out’ distinction

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews earned the dubious distinction of being the first ever player in international cricket to be ‘timed out’ in Monday’s World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.