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Sri Lanka will send their best four women players to participate in the Fed Cup Tennis Tournament Asia/Oceania group II to be held in Hyderabad, India from April 13 for one week.The players comprise of Amritha Muttiah, Medhira Samarasinghe, Nethmie Waduge and Thisuri Molligoda with Shalini de Silva as their coach and non-playing captain. Harshana Godamanne is also accompanying the...
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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Table Tennis team competed at the Mercantile Table Tennis Tournament, which was held on March 26 and 27 at S. Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium Mt. Lavinia. Nayana Wijethunga faced stiff competition from around 50 participants and emerged runner-up in the novice’s men’s singles category.
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Sri Lanka’s efforts to maintain table tennis as one of the major sports in the island will be put to test when they contest the Qoros 2015 World Championships in Suzhou, China. The islanders have many experienced players in the likes of Rohan Sirisena and skipper Nirmala Jayasinghe (Men) and Ishara Madurangi (woman) who all represented the country at the…
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Opening batsmen Manjula Silva from Singer Sri Lanka “B” and Udara Udayanga from RR Donnerley and opening bowler Gayan Rupasinghe from Unilever and spinner, Muditha Gunawardena from Singer Sri Lanka “B” took the weekend’s spotlight, in the ongoing 13th David Pieris Group of Companies, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30 – over League Tournament, continued last weekend.
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Azhar Ali’s appointment as captainI would ask everyone to back Azhar Ali and give him our vote of confidence. There aren’t too many people who are born leaders. This is a skill that is developed over time and I would plead with everyone to give Azhar the time to settle down in his role and not get on...
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The premier cricket coaching school in the Island, CCC School of Cricket, under the expert guidance of legendary coach, Nelson Mendis will take wing to Bangalore, India on Saturday 11th April, on their eighteenth tour to foreign land. This year the CCC School of Cricket Under-12 and Under-13 teams will experience the tour. These young cricketers are bound to...
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D.S. Senanayake beat Ananda by 42 runs in the final of ‘Singer Cup’ Under 19 inter-schools limited overs cricket tournament played at P. Sara Stadium last weekend. Sent in to bat first D.S. Senanayake scored 317 runs in 50 overs. Opener Thimla Vidyasekara scored 62 runs off 62 balls with 9 boundaries and a six. Thimla Vidyasekara and Kavin Bandara…
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Dharmapala College Pannipitiya beat Rahula College Matara by 9 wickets in their 4th “Battle of the Golden Lions” at the De Zoysa Stadium Moratuwa yesterday.Electing to bat first Rahula were bowled out for 113 runs with Yasiru Hewanandugala top scoring on 38 runs. Pasindu Keshan bowled best to capture four wickets for just ten runs. In reply Dharmapala...
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My nightmare began on Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 with an everyday event: I was having a shave. I had flown to Jersey because one of my best friends, David Falle, had asked me if I would speak at the Royal Jersey Golf Club. I was getting ready for the dinner and while stretching the skin on the left side of…
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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2015 and Kumar Sangakkara has won the Leading Cricketer in the World award for the second time.
Full Article Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:36
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegunawardene was named the new chairman of cricket selectors replacing Sanath Jayasuriya. Wijegunawardene is a member of a newly named four-member selection committee on Wednesday comprising former Sri Lanka cricketers.
Full Article Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:24
Chairman of cricket selectors Sanath Jayasuriya in tending his resignation on Friday praised his co-selectors for helping him run a successful selection committee for the past two years. In his email to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya stated, “I am extremely proud and happy that during my tenure Sri Lanka was able to emerge world champions in T20, win the...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
The development of associate members must go beyond the 'window dressing' of a World Cup, the International Cricket Council chief executive insists.The 2019 World Cup will be reduced from its current 14-team format to 10, which has prompted criticism from associates. But the ICC's David Richardson said they were concerned for UAE at this year's event and sent them on...
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Sri Lanka Schools under-15 cricket team left for Malaysia on Saturday to participate in the International Under-15 Cricket Challenge for "Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy”.Sri Lanka, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and hosts Malaysia (six countries) will participate in this tournament. Sri Lanka schools under-15 team emerged champions last year. Sri Lanka schools Under 15 team will be led by Nipun...
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The much awaited Fox Hill Supercross motor racing event will be held on April 18 at the Hill Station of Diyatalawa with 12 motor car and 12 motorcycle events to reverberate this year. This event is conducted by the Sri Lanka Military Academy to raise funds to elevate the infrastructure facilities of the Academy. Picture shows Stafford Motors Company handing…
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Ananda College will meet D.S. Senanayake College in the final of the ‘Singer Cup’ U-19 Inter schools limited overs cricket tournament at P. Sara Oval on Sunday (5). Ananda will be led by Sammu Ashan and assisted by Lakkhana Jayasekara. D.S. Senanayake will be led by Harith Madhuwantha and assisted by Uvin Bandara. Ananda beat Isipathana in second round and…
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The former Yorkshire and England bowler Bob Appleyard has died at the age of 90. Appleyard played just nine Tests but took 31 wickets in them at a remarkable average of 17.87, and is regarded by many as one of the world’s all-time greatest medium-pace bowlers. He did not begin his first-class career until he was 27 and then played…
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Middle order batsman, Shafraz Saldin from Singer “B”, top order batsman and double centurion, Rasika Weeraratne from Mast Far East and medium fast bowler, Srimal Wimalasena from RR Donnerley, stole the weekend honors in the ongoing 13th David Pieris Group of Companies, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30-over League Tournament 2015, continued last week-end. Saldin’s 93 not out in…
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Sri Lanka Cricket has prepared a two and a half page document to be sent to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday explaining the need for an interim committee to administer the game, The Nation learns.ICC CEO Dave Richardson had sounded SLC with a letter when he heard that...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Cyclists from Uva Province get a rare opportunity to show off their talents when they participate at a National Level Cycling Race to be held on April 19 in the Province. This race is organized to co-inside with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is organized by the Ministry of Transport with the assistance of the Mountain Biking Association and…
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