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How embarrassing it must be for the ICC to have its no. 1 and 2 ranked bowlers in one-day international cricket reported for chucking and banned.Off-spinners Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan and Sunil Narine of West Indies are one-two in the ICC ODI bowling rankings who have been banned from bowling in cricket until their actions have been cleared by the ICC’s Performance Centre.

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

To score a double century in one-day internationals was at one time thought to be every cricketer’s dream, but no longer. The advent of Twenty20 cricket has made scoring 300 plus runs in a day in a Test match, 400 runs in a fifty-over ODI and double centuries in an ODI not a possibility but a formality.

Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

To be appointed captain of the ICC Test team of the year for 2014 ahead of such current proven leaders as Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq, Alastair Cook and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is indeed an honour bestowed on the young shoulders of Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) under the current administration of Jayantha Dharmadasa is heading towards disaster if what is being reported in the media is true. Some of the most startling news to emerge among others from the corridors of SLC headquarters at Maitland Place is the sex scandal where one of the selectors and team officials stand accused...

Full Article Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00

It is a sad state of affairs of what is happening in the Caribbean. A West Indies team abandoning a cricket tour of an ICC full member country is something that you never hear of. But sadly it has happened with Dwayne Bravo’s West Indians returning home after fulfilling only half the fixtures they were due to play on their...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

The latest controversy to hit the universal game of cricket was Australian Steve Smith’s brilliant piece of anticipatory fielding to sprint from slip to take a catch on the leg side in the third one-day international against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, an incident that sparked off a raging debate about the legality of the dismissal.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The country that sought ways and means to ban the greatest spin bowler the game of cricket has ever produced is now seeking his assistance to help them defeat Pakistan in the ongoing series in UAE.It was quite amusing to see Muttiah Muralitharan dressed in the Australian training kit and seated along with the other Australian support staff and...

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

Want to win a gold medal? Then invite the Sri Lanka cricket team to participate. It seems that cricket is the only sport Sri Lanka are capable of getting anywhere close to winning a gold medal on the world stage as the standards of other sport have today gradually eroded to a point that we have become just also-rans.

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

The appointment of former captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach may not have satisfied the entire hierarchy of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) but it made one thing quite clear that Sri Lanka had at least moved away from the obsession of appointing foreign coaches for the national cricket team.There was a time when foreign coaches were needed to help sustain...

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Ever since interim committees became a common feature of Sri Lanka Cricket politicians and politics have become part and parcel of this much loved sport which is the only one the country can boast of competing internationally and emerging a winner.It is the sport where the entire nation’s interest lies and one that continuously brings in a...

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

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