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Sri Lanka selectors quit amid clean-up efforts

Sri Lanka selectors quit amid clean-up efforts

Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors, headed by former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya, quit on Friday to allow the new management to take over the island’s cricket governing body, which has been mired in allegations of widespread corruption. Jayasuriya, 45, has been accused of politicising the game after …

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies after being struck by ball

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies after being struck by ball

Phillip Hughes, aged 25 the Australia Test batsman struck on the head by a ball two days ago, has died. He died two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Hughes, was hit by a delivery …

2014 ICC awards: Sangakkara, Johnson in race for potential double

2014 ICC awards: Sangakkara, Johnson in race for potential double

Australia bowler Mitchell Johnson and Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara could both match Ricky Ponting’s feat in being named ICC Cricketer of the Year twice after being included in the shortlist for the 2013-14 award. Johnson, who won the award in 2009, and Sangakkara, the …

SL cricket tour begins with protest

SL cricket tour begins with protest

    Sri Lanka’s cricket team began their tour of England Saturday with a match against Middlesex that was accompanied by a protest at the Uxbridge ground by Tamil expatriates and others. A  group of several dozen protesters holding banners, placards, and Tamil Eelam flags chanted slogans …

CSK Games Moved Out of Chennai

CSK Games Moved Out of Chennai

    Chennai Super Kings fans will be disappointed a lot as the team management has decided to cancel two of their two matches to be played at Chepauk on May 18 and May 22, following instructions from the Supreme Court. Both matches have been …

I don’t think the game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

I don’t think the game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

  Sangakkara’s eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it “does not owe anything to the players”. It turned out to be a fitting …

SrI Lanka in Australia,England group at Commonwealth Games Rugby

SrI Lanka in Australia,England group at Commonwealth Games Rugby

   The pool draw for the sevens event, to be played at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, was published yesterday and to qualify for the knockout stages and have a chance of featuring among the medals Scotland must finish in the …

National Olympic Chief slams Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage

National Olympic Chief slams Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage

    Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee (NOC) and senior government official Hemasiri Fernando directed a scathing attack at Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, alleging that the Minister had destroyed the autonomy of the country’s sports associations by changing the sports law to allow politics to directly …

Cricket legends to join Botham during charity walk

Cricket legends to join Botham during charity walk

    Several leading cricket stars are expected to join Sir Ian Botham’s charity walk from Killinochchi to Seenigama spreading over eight days. The walk titled ‘Beefy’s Big Sri Lankan Walk’ is in aid of the charity Foundation of Goodness is planning to establish in …

Asif confesses to spot-fixing, apologises to countrymen

Asif confesses to spot-fixing, apologises to countrymen

 Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif  publicly confessed about his role in the 2010 Lord’s Test spot-fixing scandal and tendered an unconditional apology to his countrymen for his actions. Nearly three years after he was handed a seven-year ban by the ICC from any form of …