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The confusing situation that has arisen with the sports laws governing each sports national federations/associations should not have arisen if each sports body complied with their constitution. There is a clause in every constitution that no member can hold office for more than two terms of two years each. This will sum up to four years in full.
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Wesley College and S. Thomas’ College will revive their inter school rugby match marking a memorable occasion for the Sir Oliver Goonetilleke trophy in memory of the country’s first Sri Lankan Governor General.Sir Oliver Goonetilleke is hailed as Wesley’s most illustriously erudite product and the match will be played on May 15 at Longden Place in Colombo.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
St. Peter’s College beat St. Joseph’s College by 41 runs in an Under-17 Division One cricket tournament match played on Thursday marking a rousing start for new coach, the former Sri Lanka opener Malinda Warnapura. The Peterites made 265 for 5 in their allotted 50 overs and...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
It appears that all is not well for some people in the run-up to the annual Royal-Trinity inter-school rugby match for the Bradby Shield as the host school (Trinity) will not be involved in match arrangements which are now in the hands of the OBA.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
He was always the little imp in the middle. The middle of the cricket field, that is. He was the boy with oozing talent who kept everyone waiting for the full flowering of potential. Well, it's not just his fans that he has kept waiting. He's kept a young girl waiting for 8 long years. She is not waiting any…
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In recent weeks, former skipper Mahela Jayawardena has weighed in favour of changing the country’s tournament structure to increase the competitiveness of cricket. He would like to see the emphasis moved from the club to a provincial one. This same proposal has been discussed and tried out previously. The result was inconclusive because the change was assailed by the clubs.
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J.K. Jayakodi (left) of Kingswood and R.T.M. Musharaf of Madina MMV exchange punches in their Bantam weight class bout. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe)
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
ACBT made a good start when they defeated CINEC by 57 runs in the first match of the Red Bull Campus Cricket Tournament that began at Thurstan College ground on May 7.Sent in to bat first ACBT scored 151 runs with Sahan Udara top scoring with an unbeaten 51 runs inclusive of two sixes and three boundaries.CINEC were shot out…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
For the first time in the history of Fox Hill Super Cross a driver was able to set up a new record winning three events in a day at the recently concluded meet. It was young Kushan Peiris who achieved this great feat driving in the SL-S Ford Laser/ Mazda 1300cc and the SLN-N Ford Laser 1500cc class events.
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And, lo, a fight finally broke out in Las Vegas. Sort of. If that was the ‘Fight of the Century’ so far, it’s a good job there are another 85 years to go.Many people thought Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao would be one-sided. But not that one-sided. Mayweather did what he almost always does in making it look easy, sailing...
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Exide, Sri Lanka’s no.1 battery joins the Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers’ Association [SLADA] as it’s Official Battery Partner for 2015. SLADA’s racing calendar this year consists of seven much looked-forward to races: Foxhill Supercross, Sigiriya Supercross, Cavalry Supercross, Gunners’ Supercross, Gajaba Supercross, Champion Supercross and Rotherham Katukurunda Supercross. In addition to this, Exide also came forward to sponsor the Foxhill...…
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PARIS, (AFP) - FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Tuesday vowed to stay in the campaign to be leader of football’s world body “until the end” following speculation that he could withdraw. The 39-year-old Jordanian royal is one of three challengers to FIFA president Sepp Blatter facing an uphill challenge against the Swiss veteran in an election…
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Former captain Strauss is set to take on the new role, created following the exit of managing director Paul Downton. “Strauss is a fantastic leader of men, he knows cricket inside out and is a born diplomat and politician,” Swann told BBC Sport. “I can’t think of anyone better for the role, whatever it is.”  
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NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Although cricket retains its hallowed status as the country’s number one sport India’s footballing authorities Monday saluted the latest in a series of footballing breakthroughs after Romeo Fernandes made his debut in Brazil. Fernandes, a 22-year-old from Assolna in Goa state, enjoyed a successful debut as a second half substitute in his club Atletico Paranaense’s 5-0…
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The 20th Travel Trade Sports Club men’s and women’s Badminton Championships 2015, sponsored by Serendib Leisure for the fifth successive year will take place on May 17 at S. Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium, Mt. Lavinia. Entries have been called from the TTSC membership and will close on May 13 at 3 pm with Dilshan Gnanapragasam c/o Amaya Resorts and Spas,…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
One of my greatest regrets is that I spent 18 years without Fred Trueman in my life. From 1983 to 2001 I had no direct contact whatsoever with Fred, even though we never actually had a cross word. It pains me now to think about all those wasted years not hearing his anecdotes or being around such a unique personality.…
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Cesc Fabregas is targeting Champions League success after Chelsea tied up the Premier League title. The Blues secured the title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday but the Spaniard already has an eye on next season. “The Premier League has always been a trophy that I wanted to get in my career. Hopefully it will be the…
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Sri Lanka ‘A’ may have won the three-match one-day series against Pakistan ‘A’ when they took an unbeatable 2-0 lead with a win in the second game played at Hambantota on Wednesday, but their main aim to provide a steady flow of players to the senior team remains a major concern.“Winning is the...
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
Former Sri Lanka cricketer and fast bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake is likely to succeed Chaminda Vaas as fast bowling coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team. Vaas’ two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket ended on April 30 and according to an SLC media release “on a mutual agreement it was decided not to go for an extension of the said…
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
Ex-Sri Lanka opening batsman Malinda Warnapura has taken up a coaching stint at his old school St. Peter’s College where it will be his responsibility to resurrect the fortunes of the senior First Eleven team. He will initially get down to working with the Under-17 team from next week and then move on to coaching the Under-19 side.
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

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