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CAPE TOWN: The West Indies showed how comfortable they are in the shorter formats compared to Tests by winning the first T20 against South Africa by four wickets on Friday, with Chris Gayle returning to massive effect in Cape Town. Gayle scored 77 runs, his fifty coming off just 17 balls, as he helped his side chase down the 166…
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The Bangladesh under-19 team will begin their tour of Sri Lanka on 18 January and will play five limited overs and two three day games against the Sri Lanka under-19 team. Charith Asalanka of Richmond College was named as Sri Lanka’s captain and a pool of 31 member have been picked for this series. Meanwhile, P. Thwarakaseelan and S. Jenie…
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Black Caps bowling coach Shane Bond will leave the post after the Cricket World Cup. Despite being offered an extension, Bond has decided not to renew his contract which expires after the tournament. New Zealand Cricket head of Cricket Lindsay Crocker says they’re very disappointed to be losing Bond.
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While resignations, suspicions and insecurity have undermined the first round of the Dialog inter club League rugby championship which gets a respite this week after some stormy backdoor sessions, rugby fans are throwing their weight behind some ‘retired’ referees to return to salvage a sport that took a touchline bundle-out for the past five years.
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Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar is set to play himself in a film being made on his life. A Mumbai-based production house told the BBC that the biopic will be directed by award-winning British director James Erskine. “It will be mostly about his personal life since his cricketing career is well known,” a company spokesman said.
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KARACHI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to close his international cricket academy in his hometown Faisalabad after it received threats from extremist elements. Ajmal confirmed to PTI he had closed down his academy temporarily after he met with the deputy commissioner of Faisalabad and the vice chancellor of Faisalabad Agriculture University on whose land the academy is located.
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St. Peter’s are well set to earn an outright win over Maris Stella on the first day of their cricket encounter being played at the BOI ground Katunayake yesterday. Peterites scored 262 runs in their first innings with Hashan Wanasekara top scoring on 75 runs. Maris Stella were bundled out for just 64 runs in their first innings conceding a…
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Prince of Wales were in a spot on the first day of their fixture against Moratu Vidyalaya that began at Moratu Vidyalaya grounds Moratuwa yesterday. Cambrians were 29 for four wickets at the close in reply to 224 scored by Moratu Vidyalaya.
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Wayne Rooney has been voted England player of the year after topping a poll of Three Lions fans. Although he failed to inspire England to success at the World Cup, 2014 was a momentous year for Rooney individually. The 29-year-old scored eight goals in 13 appearances and was named England captain following Steven Gerrard’s retirement from international football.
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Sri Lanka’s oldest rugby playing club, CH and FC, will meet on Monday in what is expected to be a final discussion on whether to quit the current season or continue and face more humiliation without a metre of space to practice. While all other teams in the fray are preparing for the second round of the inter club League,…
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In terms of popularity and viewership unarguably the ICC Cricket World Cup is the third largest sporting extravaganza in the world after FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics. So it is no surprise that cricketers tend to make use of this tournament as their swan song to bring an end to their international careers.

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With the expected backing of European body UEFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein’s hopes of becoming the first Asian president of FIFA will rest on his ability to sway support at home in the Asian Football Confederation. UEFA and AFC members will account for 100 votes -- almost half of the total -- at the May elections in Zurich, where the…
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Rugby - Kandy SC regained the top spot after a good show in the first round of the Division I rugby league tournament. They are expected to play against CH and FC in the second round game on 18th January at Nittawella. Kandy SC who have pocketed 40 points in eight games, have won seven and lost one.
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MELBOURNE, - The 2015 Asian Cup was launched in Melbourne on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring hip-hop music and indigenous dancers before kickoff between hosts Australia and Kuwait in the opening match of the tournament. Sixteen of the continent’s top teams will battle over three weeks in front of over half a million spectators, organisers estimate, with a global…
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In an endeavour to improve the young golfers in Sri Lanka the Sri Lanka Golf Union will have a sports psychologist named Adrian McInman to conduct a workshop on mental training at the Ridgeways on January 11 and 12. McInman will make the golfers how to understand and utilize simple effective and time – efficient psychological techniques to improve their…
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Former captain and versatile full back of Sri Lanka’s soccer M. Anver Ameer lamented that he is a forgotten man by the present administration of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).Ameer says that he and the legendary player P.D. Sirisena played together for the national team for a long time and both have captained the national team...
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