Streaker Invasions in Cricket The act of running naked through a public place as a prank, dare or an act of protest. In the world of sports, a streaking incident usually happens during a match where the streaker invades the field quickly and either leaves on his/her own or gets chased and caught by the police/security officials. In cricket too the incidents of ...

Murali announced first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame In the middle of a huge controversy between Sri Lanka Cricket and Muttiah Muralitharan, the former Sri Lanka magician was included in the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame earlier today.  This makes him the first Sri Lankan in the short list of the world class legends.  The announcement certainly did come at the right time as a few individuals ...

Sri Lanka Battle as Rain Stops Play The Sri Lankan spinners made it pretty difficult for the visitors but Australia battled their way past 200 on Day 2 of the 1st Test between the two teams at the Pallekale International Stadium. However, Herath and Sandakan restricted the mighty Aussies to 203, giving Sri Lanka a good chance to get back into the game. At 66 for ...

Muttitah Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Record-breaking off-spinner Muralidaran becomes the first Sri Lankan player to be inducted along with twice ICC Women’s World Cup winner and former Australia women’s captain Karen Rolton, her compatriot Arthur Morris, ...

Sri Lanka v Australia – 1st Test – Day Two After a rain-hit day one in Pallekelle, it’s all set for another important second day’s play. At the start of play on Wednesday, Australia trail by 51 runs with 8 wickets remaining. LIVE Text Commentary The post Sri Lanka v Australia – 1st Test – Day Two appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Sri Lanka U19’s on the back foot on day 1 England U19’s post 355 for 4 at stumps on day 1 of the first youth test against Sri Lanka at Cambridge. It’s an exciting week for Sri Lanka cricket as the national side, the U19’s and the development team kick start their tours. U19’s started off their England tour at Cambridge today. Unfortunately It wasn’t an ideal start for youngsters. ...

4 year old cricket prodigy impresses the world India returned to Test cricket in style as Virat Kohli smoothly transitioned to the game’s longest format, scoring a brilliant hundred to guide the visitors to 302 for four at the end of the first day’s play in Antigua.More runs brought more milestones for the Indian captain as he completed 3000 runs in Test cricket, becoming the 19th Indian ...

President of the IOC speaks on Russian Ban There has been criticism from many current and former athletes along with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding IOC’s decision of allowing Russia to compete in the Olympic games as they believed this monumental decision should have been taken as a warning to everyone in order to curb out the ever increasing menace of doping. Answering a question raised ...

Muttiah Muralitharan : The Don Bradman of Bowlers Sri Lankan people have done a lot for me, and I think I have done a lot for them as well. Along with a friend I’ve opened the Foundation of Goodness, where every year we help 50,000 families. We built 1000 houses after the tsunami. Cricket-wise, through the foundation, we made about 30-40 wickets in the Northern and Eastern ...

England seal 330 run win over Pakistan Joe Root’s exceptional double century helped England clinch an important 330 run win in the 2nd Test of the Investec Test series against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester United last evening.  Chasing a target of over 500, the men in green only managed to make 234 for the loss of 10 wickets. Batting first, England posted a mammoth total of ...

15 member squad confirmed for Asia under 20 Sevens The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) has finalized a 15 member squad for the upcoming Asia Rugby Under 20 Sevens series that is set to kick off on the 30th of July 2016 in Malaysia. The Under 20 Sevens series is a two-leg series organized by the Asia Rugby Football Union (ARFU) and the first leg will take place ...

Sangakkara Backs Muralitharan Sri Lanka Cricket yet again embarrassed themselves as team manager Charith Senanayake lodged a complaint against Muttiah Muralitharan, accusing him of influencing the preparation of the pitch at the P Sara Oval for the practice matches between Australia and Sri Lanka XI. However, former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara spoke in Murali’s defence, highlighting his loyalty towards Sri Lanka ...

Is Rio safe? “Olympic Games will take place in absolute peace and safety” – Elizabeth-Sophie Mazzella di Bosco Balsa, Brazilian Ambassador to Sri Lanka & Maldives. The 31st Summer Olympiad is expected to draw people from all over the world to the Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro. The captivating city of Rio de Janeiro has always been one of the most frequented tourist ...

Hazlewood Leaves Sri Lanka in Shatters A top-order collapse left the home team in tremendous trouble during the 1st session of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekale International Stadium lately.  With 5 wickets down the Sri Lankans are currently struggling to build a partnership at 84.  The openers failed to make a contribution as Dimuth Karunaratne continued to fail in ...

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