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Malinga steps down

Malinga steps down

Injury-ravaged pacer Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka’s captain for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India following another breakdown during a disappointing Asia Cup campaign in Bangladesh. Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to their maiden World Twenty20 title in the previous edition, is …

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

Sri Lanka was once an outfit that lorded over the others in the shortest of formats. In the five editions of the World T20 held so far, it has one semifinal appearance, two runner-up finishes and one title. In fact, it has the most wins …

Graham Ford to start his second coaching stint with Sri Lanka

Graham Ford to start his second coaching stint with Sri Lanka

South African Graham Ford will take over as the chief coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team for his second stint replacing Marvan Atapattu, who had stepped down five months back. Ford is expected to join the side in February before the three-match T20 International …

Sri Lankan team faces inspection for ‘scandalous behaviour’ on NZ tour

Sri Lankan team faces inspection for ‘scandalous behaviour’ on NZ tour

Sri Lanka’s demoralised cricket team faces an investigation into alleged “scandalous behaviour” during its dismal tour of New Zealand, including drinking parties and squabbling, the sports minister said Tuesday. Dayasiri Jayasekera said he had been handed photos of national players attending all-night parties just before …

Indian govt set to reject India-Pakistan cricket series

Indian govt set to reject India-Pakistan cricket series

The BJP-led government in Indian has signaled to the country’s cricket board that it is not in favor of a Pakistan-India cricket series even at a neutral venue like Sri Lanka, Indian media reported on Friday. “The government has given us an indication that public …

Pakistan, India agree to play cricket series in Sri Lanka

Pakistan, India agree to play cricket series in Sri Lanka

The Pakistan and Indian governments on Thursday gave the go-ahead to their respective cricket boards to play a short limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. Five limited overs matches, including a three-match one-day series and two Twenty20 matches, are expected to start in Sri Lanka from …

Player Administrator differences are the resulf of payment disputes

Player Administrator differences are the resulf of payment disputes

Former Sri Lanka national cricket team manager Air Commodore Ajit Jayasekara has written an interesting letter detailing the acrimonious relationship between national players and cricket administrators. Jayasekara was the national team manager from 2000 to 2004 before becoming the CEO of SLC in 2009 and …

India Sink to Shocking Defeat in First Test

India Sink to Shocking Defeat in First Test

In an extraordinary twist to the game, India today capitulated to an embarassing 63-run defeat in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, who scripted one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent Test history. Set a tricky victory target of 176, the listless Indians …

FIFA launches internal probe

FIFA launches internal probe

Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has launched an internal investigation of alleged corruption, two people familiar with the matter said, in a development that may signal greater cooperation with criminal probes by U.S. and Swiss authorities. Members of FIFA’s executive committee were briefed on the …

US vows to end graft in FIFA

US vows to end graft in FIFA

With billions of dollars at stake, Morocco, Egypt and South Africa jockeyed in 2004 for the privilege of hosting soccer’s most prestigious tournament, the World Cup. The outcome hinged on a decision by the executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s governing body, and a single vote …