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Wellington, the capital of New Zealand where Sri Lanka thrashed England by nine wickets last Sunday to ensure their place in the 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-finals is not only famous for its rugby and cricket, but it gained worldwide fame and popularity when it was used as the hub for the movie trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ during...

Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00

Dunedin is New Zealand’s largest city by area and arguably the most spectacular in terms of contrasting landscapes. One of the striking features when you enter Dunedin is the Otago University with its various buildings built in a vast area covering 100,000 acres of land. Part of this vast expanse is the University Oval, a sports ground located at Logan Park...

Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

International cricket would not have heard of the picturesque Hagley Oval (situated in the heart of Christchurch) that hosted the opening match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand had it not been for the two earthquakes that devastated the town and caused extensive damage to Lancaster Park, the former venue for international matches played at Canterbury.

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

For the next seven weeks starting from Saturday February 14 all eyes will be focused on the 11th edition of the ICC’s Cricket World Cup that will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. This World Cup according to reports is going to be the most-watched sporting event in the world with broadcast reaching out to approximately 2.5 billion viewers across 200 countries.

Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00

Everyone will agree that Lasith Malinga is not an ordinary fast bowler. He has extraordinary talent and his unique action and approach to the game is what the Sri Lankan bowling lacked in the recently concluded One-Day International series against New Zealand. The variety that he has in his bowling armoury especially the slow ball and the yorker are vital...

Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

It takes two to tango. In cricketing parlance they say that fast bowlers hunt in pairs and opening batsmen work in pairs. Sri Lanka’s ailing sports environment could not have asked for a better pair than the appointments of Navin Dissanayake as Tourism and Sports Minister and Wasantha Senanayake as his deputy in the newly formed...

Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

The announcement by Surrey County CC on Friday that Sri Lanka’s prime batsman Kumar Sangakkara has signed a two-year contract with them for 2015 and 2016 does not bode well for the country’s cricket especially Test cricket where they would certainly require his experience and presence to guide them through a transition period where they have lost two other seasoned campaigners...

Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

In terms of popularity and viewership unarguably the ICC Cricket World Cup is the third largest sporting extravaganza in the world after FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics. So it is no surprise that cricketers tend to make use of this tournament as their swan song to bring an end to their international careers.

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