Following his viceral attack on the CNN host where he was interviewed, amongst the other talk show hosts he has left reeling his wake, we got in touch with Dr. Nonis , an avid cricket fan, to discuss a few matters related to cricket. Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

England’s hopes of securing the Ashes series before the fourth Test are under threat after Kevin Pietersen withdrew from the squad with injury this week. The batsman, who hasn’t exactly impressed in his first four innings, suffered a calf strain at Lord’s and subsequently won’t play any part at Old Trafford. What Alastair Cook and the selectors should do is ...

Australia will find it tough to defend their ICC Champions Trophy crown in England and Wales this month as they face a gruelling group stage alongside their hosts and Ashes rivals – with the cricket betting odds favouring England. Michael Clarke’s men is much changed from the Test outfit that suffered a series whitewash to India earlier this year and ...

Who should open in Australia? Paranavithana For – Left handed so he will complement Dilshan Against – These days this isn’t really that bigger a deal. Bowlers adjust better and quicker.  Australia open with two lefties. For – Could be his breakout series Against – Could be his last For – Adds solidity to Dilshans flamboyance Against – Hardly sticks around long enough to display ...

Imagine a strange world around the 18th or 19th of December in the small city of Hobart, where Sri Lanka have battled hard to stay within touching distance of Australia. It then boils down to need a last throw of the  body and mind to either win or save the game. We’ve all been there in some form or the ...

Impact on Sri lankan Cricket The SLPL’s impact on Sri Lankan cricket was direct and immediate. When SLC requested the deadline for naming the World T20 squads be extended for them, they did it with the thought that the SLPL would force them to change their minds and also allow them to come to concrete conclusions about certain players. The ...

As the rain swept away any chance of an intriguing finale for the first real crowd the SLPL had attracted, it rung true with the atmosphere that surrounded the whole tournament. A tournament that offered promise but stumbled across a few hurdles. The SLPL has had mixed reviews  and split fan opinion down the middle.  There are be the fanboys ...

Point Sexual misconduct in the workplace will not be tolerated and will be fully investigated By a Sri Lanka Cricket spokesperson SLC takes the allegations of its employees engaging in sexual acts on its premises very seriously. We are already in the process of putting together several committees and sub committees to support said committees to arrive at the “root” ...

“But Dad we are already late!” yelled young Keshan. He had been bursting at the seams thinking about this day. The day his A-level exams were over, the day he would finally get to see the magnificent spectacle that was the SLPL. “WELL ITS NOT MY FAULT YOUR MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO OPERATE THE WASHER. Now my favorite Nirvana ...

Picking a squad isn’t really an exact science. That is why fans, pundits and eventually the selectors rarely have the same set of players when asked to pick one. Do you simply pick the best players on current form? Do you give someone another chance? Do you go with the tried and trusted or try to introduce some new blood? ...

England tour of Sri Lanka 2012 Poster A bit late we know but here is a commemorative poster for the Eng v SL series which has been signed by Mahela Jaywardene and Rangana Herath – stars of the tour for SL. The best thing about this is that the proceeds will go to the Mahela Jayawardene Foundation which helps kids in rural areas in Sri Lanka ...

Sandeep Bhammer, the CEO of Somerset Entertainment Ventures (SEV), explains the SLPL tournament’s origins, its format and structure and the financial motivators for both SLC and SEV. Bhammer provides insights into the SLPL’s future as well its sustainability. He also teaches Damith the difference between a failed start and a simple postponement – listen to the show, you’ll know what ...

Stripping apart the Decision Review System (DRS) In a 2 part discussion, Damith is joined by  Kartikeya Date from the blog A Cricketing View, to help peel away the many layers of the DRS onion and investigate its objectives, its struggle to marry the umpire and technology and where it is currently heading. Part 1 Karthikeye explains the initial goal ...

It seems they are everywhere these days.  They are a necessary evil in cricket. Sure we’d love to see Lara’s and Viv’s and the Miller’s just flay attacks with their eyes closed  and emasculate us while they are at it but like the cockroach the accumulators have survived and are thriving in the modern game. Cook, Amla, Trott just in ...

The SLPL seems like a neat idea. We wonder how much the whole thing might cost the SLC “We are yet to estimate the cost. We are working out the budget,” SLC’s treasurer Nuski Mohammed Oh right. So I guess there is no point at all in asking if the SLC will make any sort of financial gain from… “We ...

There are 3 year old babies who have never known a Sri Lankan test series win. And its finally come. Mahela is posting on Cricinfo about it. Posing with trophies. The whole proverbial nine yards. But something is still amiss. When Kumar Sangakkara started shaking hands with Misbah and the end of the 5th day, with 10 overs to go, ...

Pakistan Needed to show grit and determination from the start of play to not let the game run out of control. Hafeez and Azar Ali found their feet slowly and almost got to lunch. But losing wickets when they really did not was a feature of Pakistan’s play today. And it is the way that they lost a couple of ...

Sri Lanka Having had a day to think about how to go about things Sri Lanka came out and plodded around for a bit  before finding their feet. This was a massive innings for Paranavitana. But also one of those tailor made situations for a player to prove their worth. His side in trouble and looking to dig themselves out ...

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