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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

The curtain will come down on yet another international sporting event today with the conclusion of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Scotland’s largest city Glasgow and what have we achieved – just a solitary silver medal at weightlifting.Sri Lanka sent one of their biggest contingent of athletes to the contest – 104 (70 males and 34 females) for the 12-day event and participated...

Full Article Sunday, 03 August 2014 00:00

Much of the sheen was taken off from South Africa’s 153-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test played at Galle following the ball tampering incident that involved fast bowler Vernon Philander who admitted to the offence and was docked 75 percent of his match fee by the ICC.The incident took place on the third afternoon where umpires viewing television...

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

There is always a sense of sadness when a sportsman who has been in the limelight for a long time retires. When that someone is Mahela Jayawardene it becomes a sadness that is even harder to swallow. Cricket is a game of personalities and Jayawardene personified every inch of it during the 18 years he has bestrode the cricket world.

Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

That the ‘Big Three’ as they are dubbed – India, Australia and England will no doubt take a major share of the spoils and call the shots at future International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings is plain to see from the ICC media release on July 1 that launched the tender process for the sale of media rights for ICC events for the next eight...

Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00

Yesterday some of the greatest cricketers descended at Lord’s Cricket Ground to celebrate the 200th anniversary of this hallowed venue in a one-day fifty-over match between the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) captained by Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in the game’s history and the Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne, dubbed the Sheikh of Tweak.

Full Article Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00

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