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Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Wind: 1.61 km/h

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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

Squabbling officials are pushing the game of cricket towards the appointment of another interim committee to administer the affairs of the game.
An interim committee, to run the sport that is nationally popular and universally of world class, is the last thing that cricket needs.It is a sad state of affairs that when the country’s cricketers are performing exceptionally well...

Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has gone on a witch-hunt to crack down on off-spin bowlers after receiving the green light from its cricket committee in June which was of the view that “there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC’s reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers”.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Having lived in the shadow of the great Muthiah Muralitharan for the best part of 11 years Rangana Herath is making the most of it in the late years of his career being the spearhead of the Sri Lanka bowling attack.The victories for Sri Lanka may not be coming as fast and thick as when Muralitharan was at the height of his career.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

All good things must come to an end, so the saying goes and Mahela Jayawardene truly one of the modern time greats making his farewell series appearance in Test cricket was given a memorable send off at Galle, a venue where he has accumulated the second largest number of Test runs in the history of the game.

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

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