Sanga joins the Hurricanes The Sri Lankan icon Kumar Sangakkara has lately decided to join the Hobart Hurricanes for the Fifth edition of the KFC Twenty 20 Big Bash League. This announcement has uplifted the Hurricanes to a great extent. Continuing his breathtaking form from the recent World Cup, Sangakkara’s ability with the bat and his leadership skills are believed to be admired by ...

Lankans Shine in foreign soil Following the world cup, the Sri Lankan cricketers have performed exceptionally well in foreign soil by getting themselves involved in major leagues and county cricket. Starting off with the controversial 8th edition of the Indian Premier League, by far it has been the only edition with a very limited amount of Sri Lankan Players. The Sri Lankan Skipper Angelo Mathews ...

Following a meeting organized by the national women’s selection committee, the 14 member team for the upcoming West Indian tour was finalized. The selected squad was approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports lately. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Prasadini Weerakkody 3 Nipuni Hansika 4 Sanduni Abeywickrema 5 Dilani Manodara 6 Sashikala Siriwardene 7 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8 Sripali ...

A look back at the valuable series win for Sri Lanka A A young and energetic Sri Lanka A team led by middle order batsman Ashan Priyanjan managed a 2 -1 Series win over touring Pakistan A. While the selectors are eyeing on young blood, it was very important for each team member to show his full strength against a strong opposition squad. Opener Kusal Janith’s come back performance was pleasing for ...

Malinga fined for breaching the IPL code of conduct Lasith Malinga was fined five percent of his match fee on Sunday for breaching the Indian Premier League code of conduct. Malinga’s 4 for 23 ensured that the Mumbai Indians cruised to victory against the Sunrises Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium. The incident involving Australian/Sunrises Hyderabad opener David Warner’s send off was considered a violation by the match referee Roshan ...

Pakistan A Team arrives in Sri Lanka The Pakistan A team landed in Sri Lanka for three one-day matches followed by three four-day unofficial Test matches. Following their arrival, a press conference was held on Thursday (23) at JAIC Hilton. The strong Pakistani team led by young Fawad Alam was named as below, Pakistan A squad for four-day matches: Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Umar Siddiq, Umar Amin ...

Tigers aim to clean sweep Pakistan While all the attention has been diverted to the thrilling Indian Premier League, Pakistan faced a thrashing 2-0 defeat against the emerging Bangladeshi side with one more match to be played. Both matches were considered one-sided as the tigers maintained a high level performance. The tigers have always put up competitive efforts while playing in home soil. Yet this performance ...

Sri Lanka Cricket Board expressed dismay and disappointment at the International Cricket Council’s decision to withhold a financial grant from the World Cup tournaments after the government appointed an interim committee to run the sport in the country instead of holding an election. Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer Ashley De Silva said in a letter to International Cricket Council’s ...

Sangakkara praised yet again – Asian Awards 2015 Our own batting sensation Kumar Sangakkara was yet again hailed at the Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London lately. Sangakkara for his outstanding contribution to the sport, was an easy pick and a deserving winner. Hosted by the fashion icon Gok Wan, many global celebrities were present at the grand event. While the king of ...

The first ever Twenty20 Deaf Asia Cup started off on Sunday (19) followed by a colorful ceremony in the Sabzazar cricket ground. Organized by the Pakistan Deaf Cricket Association (PDCA), the other teams taking part in the tournament are India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. With the safety of players being a major concern for cricket in Pakistan after the Lahore ...

The Sports Minister, Navin Dissanayake, insists that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must accept the nine-member Interim Committee that he appointed to run Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after the ICC opted to withhold financial distribution on Thursday. The 45-year-old, however, said that he will not hesitate to hold discussions with the ICC. “We are a sovereign nation and we follow ...

Former first class cricketer Jeryl Woutersz (Jerry) has been appointed as the new Sri Lanka Cricket team manager at a first Interim Committee meeting held at Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday. The 64-year-old coached Wesley College in 2007 and served as the manager of the Sri Lanka team which took part in the Hong Kong 6s in 2011.He also managed ...

Cricket lose its voice After fighting a long battle with cancer, the former Australian captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud sadly passed away today (10). When it comes to commentary, Richie stood at the highest possible level bringing joy and excitement to fans all over the world. Being a leg spinner and a legendary captain at the same time, Richie played 63 Tests, 28 as ...

Naimur slams Hathurusingha The Bangladeshi national head coach from Sri Lanka, Chandika Hathurusingha was criticized lately by Naimur Rahman (operations chairman – Bangladesh Cricket Board) for making immature comments about the team selection during the World Cup. Hathurusingha was clearly not impressed with the 15 man squad at the initial stages. He is believed to have made certain remarks against the selection committee ...

Sangakkara, Mathews honoured by Wisden Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2015 and Kumar Sangakkara has won the Leading Cricketer in the World award for the second time. Mathews played a key role as captain in leading his team to their maiden Test series win in England in 2014. Sri ...

Players ready to storm the Cricket World – IPL 2015 The 8th edition of the Indian Premier League is set to get underway today (8) with some of the world’s best players in the T20 arena preparing to play some aggressive cricket. Despite the opening ceremony turning out to be a blunder, the tournament is expected to be a roller coaster from the initial stages. As the knight riders look ...

Wijegunawardene heads new selection committee Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegunawardene was named the new chairman of cricket selectors replacing Sanath Jayasuriya. Wijegunawardene is a member of a newly named four-member selection committee on Wednesday comprising former Sri Lanka cricketers. Two former wicket-keeper/batsmen Amal Silva and Brendon Kuruppu and middle-order batsman Hemantha Wickremaratne are the other members. The new committee replaces the five-member ...

Lankans banned from Chennai – IPL 2015 The Tamil Nadu government has decided to ban the three Sri Lankan players Angelo Mathews (Delhi Daredevils), Thisara Perera (Kings XI Punjab) and Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) from stepping into Chennai soil during this year’s Indian Premier League. Unlike the last season, the M.A. Chidambaram stadium is expected to host 8 matches. The Tamil Nadu state government had stated that ...

Wettimuny named as chairman of the new SLC interim committie With effect from 1 April 2015, Sidath Wettimuny is expected to commence duties as the new chairman of the SLC interim committee. The nine-member interim committee was appointed with the approval of the sports minister Navin Dissanayake. The discontinuation of the previous committee led by president Jayantha Dharmadasa resulted in the formation of the new body. Sidath Wettimuny currently at ...

Starc ranked top ODI bowler, 3 Lankans stay in ODI top 5 Starc, Sanga, Dilshan and Mathews Mitchell Starc has soared to No.1 in the ICC bowlers’ rankings in ODIs following a stellar World Cup campaign, where he was the leading wicket-taker and player of the tournament. Starc came into the World Cup seventh on the list, but his 22 wickets at 10.18 pushed him to the top spot for the first ...

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