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Sri Lanka has appointed a rugby referees’ expert from New Zealand, Garratt Williamson, as a consultant to local referees. Garratt has refereed in over 100 first class matches, including two Tests and close to 40 Super Rugby games. He will be in charge of a project targeting schoolboys and ex-Sri Lanka players to take to refereeing besides identifying, promoting and…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Dennis Ratwatte the famous Trinity College and Up-Country ruggerite who did his school and Up-Country proud is no more. He passed away on Monday and his cremation took place on Wednesday (April 1) here in Kandy at the Mahiyawa General Cemetery. Dennis was the father of famous ruggerites Roshan, Ashan, Dilakshan while his grand son Tarinda captained Trinity and...
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Towards the end of his great speech at Lord’s four years ago, Kumar Sangakkara offered an inkling of what drives him. By this time the audience was already rapt to the point of eating from his hand and soon, to a man and woman, it would be on its feet cheering. “In our cricket we display a unique...
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Sugathadasa Stadium cannot be called an internationally recognized venue if one sees the condition of the track that was laid only about two years ago. The track is so badly dilapidated that no sane athlete would want to run on it as that might cause permanent injuries.On hearing about the poor state of the track Minister of Sports...
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Kandy Sports Club tore the pages off the Clifford Cup rugby knockout tournament record books last Saturday and wrote a fresh one in free flowing style.Eighteen time champions Kandy Sports Club smashed their way to a historic 77-7 victory over the Police Sports Club to record the highest ever score in a Clifford Cup final. Kandy thus won...
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Royal College bagged two championship titles in the All-Island Inter School Table Tennis tournament held last Sunday at S. Thomas’ College Indoor stadium Mount Lavinia. Royal became Champions in the Under-14 A Division, Under-19 B division and Runner-up in the Under-14 C Division Royal College’s Under-14 team comprised of Helika Adikari, Helitha Hendavitharana, T. Ranchagoda and Kavindu Suranga. On...
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In appointing an interim committee to administer Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from April 1, Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake made a statement to the effect that more than fifty percent of the time Sri Lanka cricket had been governed by interim committees and added, “It is not something new the appointment of interim committees”. The new interim...
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A solid 74 runs inclusive of eight hits to the ropes by Tharindu Rukshan and an inspired spell of spin bowling by Sandaruwan Hettiarachchi (8-1-28-4) lifted McLarens Group to a well deserved 31-runs win over HSBC “A” in the 12th Ceylon Cold Stores PLC, “Elephant House Lemonade” Trophy, MCA “D” division 40 - Over League Tournament 2015 final at the…
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Owners of the three-pointed star who are passionate about golf can look forward to teeing off in style, as Mercedes-Benz celebrates the Silver Jubilee of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive golfing tournament – the Mercedes Trophy. This golf tournament will be held at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club on 23 May.Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), the Authorized General Distributor for…
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Top tyre brand CEAT has reconstituted its 2014 Car Team Championship winning CEAT Racing team for another year, in a further enhancement of the company’s support to motor racing in Sri Lanka. The CEAT Racing Team for the 2015 racing season comprises of ace drivers Upulwan Serasinghe, Janaka Dias, Pasindu Peiris, Shashika Lakmal Wijerathna, Lalin Kirinda, Prasanna de Alwis, Lt.…
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The annual open athletics championships of the Masters Athletics Sri Lanka will be held on 16 & 17 May at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Diyagama.This will also serve as trials for the World Masters Athletics championships which will be held from 4 to 16 August in Lyon, France. Only those who reach the qualifying standards will be selected for the…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Pakistan did well to reach the quarter-finals Pakistan did as well as was expected of them. The media in Pakistan seem to want a bit more from this team and were possibly expecting a miracle. However, if one was to look at the composition of the team, it was clear that the team was bereft of senior bowlers. With...
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Sri Lanka Ports Authority SC emerged champions after they thrashed defending champions NCC by 193 runs in the Premier League 2015 Super Eight match played at the P. Sara Oval Stadium last Sunday. NCC were set a modest target of 311 runs for victory in four sessions after their off spinner Tharindu Kaushal captured eight wickets in the second innings…
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K.S.T. Chalitha and Kalpani Herath emerged men’s and women’s singles champions respectively at the 57th Mercantile Open and Novices table tennis championship held at S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium Mt. Lavinia over the weekend. The tournament was conducted by the Mercantile Table Tennis Association and very keen competition was witnessed. Results: Open Men’s Singles: Champion-KST Chalitha (Seylan Bank), Runner-up-Chameera Ginige...
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So after all the punching and counter-punching in the 49 matches spread over a period of 44 days, Australia emerged the winner of the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup defeating New Zealand in the final which eventually proved to be somewhat of an anti-climax when the co-host was bowled out for a moderate score of just 183.…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
The 2015 Cricket World Cup marked the final appearance in ODI cricket for several players with eight of them announcing their retirements.Given below (in order of number of ODI appearances) are the players who will not play ODI cricket in future.
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The breakdown of the prize money is: Winner (USD$3,750,000) Australia Runner-up (USD$1,750,000) New Zealand Losing semi-finalists (USD$600,000 x 2)   India, South Africa Losing quarter-finalists (USD$300,000 x 4)    Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, West Indies Teams eliminated after group stage (USD$35,000 x 6 teams) England, Afghanistan, Scotland, Ireland, Zimbabwe, UAE. Winner of each Group match (USD$45,000 x 42) 6 wins – New…
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MELBOURNE: To the dismay of a record crowd of 93,013 that turned up at the MCG for the 2015 cricket World Cup final New Zealand flattered to deceive as they were rolled over to defeat by a storming Australian side that won the contest by seven wickets with 101 balls to spare.
Full Article Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:11
MELBOURNE: New Zealand who have been in international cricket for 85 years, Sunday represents their best chance of winning their biggest prize in the sport when they play co-host Australia in the 2015 World Cup final at the MCG. The journey for New Zealand to reach this stage has been a long one with full of disappointments – six semi-final…
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 22:09
MELBOURNE: Even before the first ball could be bowled at the MCG, Australian captain Michael Clarke has fired the first bouncer by announcing that the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday would the last ODI game for his country. For a long time Clarke’s participation in the World Cup was in doubt as he was battling a…
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