Category: Sports News

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.

President not informed about appointment of Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket

A conflict has arisen between Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe as President Ranil Wickremesinghe was not notified about the decision to appoint an Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) or the composition of its members.

Sports Minister appoints Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe has appointed a seven-member Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), chaired by former Sri Lankan Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga.

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva resigns

Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Mohan de Silva has tendered his resignation.

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister informs Sri Lanka Cricket officials to resign

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe has called for the immediate resignation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), threatening drastic action if they do not.

Shami, Siraj on fire as India book semi-final spot

Some fiery fast bowling from India’s Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj lit up their World Cup encounter with Sri Lanka and helped the unbeaten hosts secure a thumping 302-run victory on Thursday, making them the first side to book a semi-final spot.

Percy Abeysekera passes away

Percy Abeysekera, renowned cricket cheerleader, has passed away at the age of 87.

Lahiru Kumara ruled out from Cricket World Cup 2023

Lahiru Kumara has been ruled out from the remaining matches of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 following an injury.

Sri Lanka heap more World Cup misery on England with big win

Sri Lanka breathed life into their World Cup campaign and left England in increasing danger of missing out on a semi-final spot after crushing the defending champions by eight wickets in a low-scoring match on Thursday.

Angelo Mathews replaces Matheesha Pathirana in Sri Lanka squad

All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been approved as a replacement for fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana in Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka get on the board at World Cup with win over the Netherlands

Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands by five wickets with 10 balls to spare on Saturday to become the final team to claim a hard-fought victory at the World Cup after Sadeera Samarawickrama anchored the chase.

Sri Lanka Cricket lifts ban on Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has fully lifted the ban imposed on Cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka.