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ICC Champions trophy squad selected

ICC Champions trophy squad selected

    Sri Lanka has named five uncapped players in a 30-man squad for the ICC Champions trophy in England and Wales in June. The squad includes Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera and Shehan Jayasuriya, Ishara Jayaratne and Milinda Siriwardana. Veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who missed …

Sri Lanka Cricket writes to Buddhist clergy on player participation

Sri Lanka Cricket writes to Buddhist clergy on player participation

       Sri Lanka’s cricket board said it has addressed the concerns raised by the Buddhist clergy on the participation of its cricketers in the ongoing sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. Upali Dharmadasa, chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, said he had written …

SLC expects financial assistance from government

SLC expects financial assistance from government

     Sri Lanka Cricket expects government assistance to pay for the two new stadia that were the prime contributors to the board’s financial disarray, even though it has wiped over $8 million from its debt since January 2012, SLC treasurer Nuski Mohamed said. SLC …

Students threaten protests during IPL matches

Students threaten protests during IPL matches

    Students owing allegiance to the ‘Students Federation for Free Eelam’ on Thursday threatened to stage agitations during the IPL matches in Chennai demanding the owner of Hyderabad Sunrisers to drop Sri Lankan players Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera from the team. At least …

Injunction against Nishantha Ranatunga functioning as SLC Secretary

Injunction against Nishantha Ranatunga functioning as SLC Secretary

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Mt.Lavinia District Court Judge Mr.Priyantha Fernando yesterday (04th) issued an injunction suspending Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, function as SLC secretary It will also …

Petition against rejection for SLC presidency

Petition against rejection for SLC presidency

      Thilanga Sumathipala filed a petition challengeing the appointment of Jayantha Dharmadasa as head of Sri Lanka Cricket by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.in the Court of Appeal yesterday (2). The petition has cited Minister Aluthgamage, Ministry Secretary, Anura Jayasinghe, Chairman of Sri Lanka …

Spirit of sport is not going to be curtailed by pettiness

Spirit of sport is not going to be curtailed by pettiness

       With Sri Lankan players barred from playing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Chennai, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara said the spirit of sport is not going …

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Colombo District Cricket Association (CDCA) filed legal action challenging the appointment of Jayantha Dharmadasa as Sri Lanka Cricket President charging that the appointment was unlawful and urged that it be annulled. An enjoining order requested from the Colombo District …

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Despite mounting pressure from nationalists to snub the event, Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the players were allowed to take part in the Indian Premier League in view of BCCI’s assistance to Sri Lanka at …

Chandimal had other commitments

Chandimal had other commitments

       Many believed Dinesh Chandimal had turned down an offer to play at the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of the anti Sri Lanka protests in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka Cricket says the real reason was that he had prior commitments. …