We’ve always maintained that if you want to get noticed by us you will probably need to do something outlandish. Like for example score,   let’s say a triple century, in your first or second domestic first class season and maybe end up as the second highest run-scorer for the season. We like to set impossible standards like that around here. So when we ...

Sri Lanka to Tour Australia in 2017 While the venues are yet to be confirmed, Cricket Australia has lately announced the dates for the 3-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in February 2017.  The Australians are set to play South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand and finally a short series against Sri Lanka.  Nevertheless, the Aussies are set to tour Sri Lanka later this year to take ...

Jayawardena to join Sky Sports Commentary Team Approaching his first ever assignment as a professional commentator, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena will join the Sky Sports commentary team alongside Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Bob Willis during the Sri Lankan tour of England next month.  Regardless of featuring in ESPN during the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20, Mahela Jayawardena’s real test ...

Herath announces Retirement Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket in order to focus on the remainder of his Test career. Herath informed Sri Lanka Cricket of his decision to step away from the shorter formats in the past week, and the board has since accepted his decision. “In the next eight months or so, we’re ...

Malinga Ruled Out of IPL Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the IPL, after Mumbai Indians’ medical team deemed him unfit for at least another four months. The bone bruise to his left knee is also expected to keep Malinga out of Sri Lanka’s forthcoming tour of England, as well as the Caribbean Premier League. Sri Lanka Cricket doctors ...

Pakistan approach Inzamam for Chief Selector Post The Pakistani cricket board has reportedly approached Afghanistan cricket head coach Inzamam-ul-Haq for its chief selector post. According to reports, the approach to appoint Inzamam for the post is part of Pakistan Cricket Board’s upheaval in Pakistan cricket. Meanwhile, Afghanistan cricket had considerable achievements during the recent months, particularly in ICC World Twenty20 last month. A special committee has ...

Bangalore likely to Host IPL 2016 Final Bangalore is likely to host the IPL final after the fixture had to be moved from Mumbai following the Bombay High Court’s ruling to shift all IPL matches after April 30 out of Maharashtra because of severe drought. Kolkata is in line to stage the Eliminator and the second Qualifier, both originally scheduled in Pune. The proposed changes were ...

BCCI Breaks Bank for IPL Player Release The Indian Premier League, the World’s most lucrative Cricket league, has gone to another level to ensure its success.  The cricket boards of Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand have together made around US $1.05 million to release their respective players to go on and play for the 9th edition of the IPL, according to Ten Sports. BCCI ...

Ireland to Host Afghanistan in July Ireland are set to host Afghanistan in a five-match ODI series from July 10 to 19. All five matches will be held at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast. It will be Ireland’s first ever five-match ODI series. Ireland are also set to host two ODIs each against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the summer, and are ...

Guptill Replaces Simmons for Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians opener Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL 2016 due to an injury to his lower back. New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has been named as Simmons’ replacement. Simmons’ injury is similar to the one that forced him to withdraw from the first stage of the World T20 last month. He later ...

U19 Player to Tour England with Senior Team Sri Lanka Cricket has launched the ‘Super Under-19 Provincial Tournament’ where one top performer will be picked to join the senior Men’s team during their tour to England next month. The tournament, featuring 10 provincial teams will run from the 19th of April to the 12th of May. Each side will play four two-day matches in the group stage, ...

SLC attacks Malinga Sri Lanka Cricket convened a media briefing on Tuesday (12/04/2016) to discuss matters with regard to the team’s dissapointing World T20 campaign and the new changes expected to be made at the board. SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala opened proceeding by stating that former Batsman and 1996 World Cup hero Aravinda De silva will be serving in a new capacity ...

James Taylor Forced to Retire with Serious Heart Condition Quite unfortunately, one of England’s finest batsman in the longer format, James Taylor was forced to retire from international cricket after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition at the age of 26.  Identified as ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy), James Taylor will undergo an operation which involves fitting a defibrillator in the coming days.  A similar condition was identified in Fabrice ...

Sri Lanka Beat South Africa to Retain U15 Championship Continuing their tremendous run, the Sri Lankan Schools Under-15 team got the better of South Africa to retain the Tuanku Ja’afar Trophy at the final of the International Under-15 Cricket Challenge at the Bayuemas Oval in Malaysia during the weekend.  Coming into the tournament as favourites, the Sri Lankans had their deal cut out, recording easy wins throughout.  Batting first in the ...

Suspended! Not Banned Yet In news spread across the nation, the Sri Lankan opener Kusal Janith Perera was subjected using the term “banned” instead of “suspended”, creating controversy among viewers to quite an extent. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed and clearly mentioned that Kusal Perera only faces a risk of being banned for a period of 4 years at the end of his ...

Kevin Pietersen Ponders on South Africa Career Kevin Pietersen has admitted trying to return to international cricket by playing for South Africa is “a thought in my head.” Pietersen would become eligible for South Africa in 2018 – four years after his England career was ended following the 2013-14 Ashes when he was sacked by the ECB – at which point he would be 37 years ...

Jayasuriya as Chief Selector? As Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 campaign ended in a disaster, the officials have re-considered in appointing the former Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya as a replacement for the current chief selector Aravinda De Silva.  As far as Sanath’s appointment is concerned, it comes at a crucial time and has the potential to last longer.  While no official decision has ...

Waqar Slams Double Headed PCB Waqar Younis does not think he was able to make much of a difference to Pakistan cricket in his recently concluded two-year stint as national coach. A big part of the problem, he told was a lack of proper direction at the administrative level, with the PCB having “two heads” in board chairman Shaharyar Khan and executive committee chairman ...

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