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Sri Lanka chief cricket selector Sanath Jayasuriya is far from happy the way the national team is preparing itself for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “I am not very happy the way things are going out there in New Zealand,” Jayasuriya told The Nation yesterday.

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DUNEDIN: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could miss a second straight match in New Zealand as the hosts aim to wrap up the seven-game one-day international (ODI) series in Dunedin.A strained calf saw Mathews sidelined for the fifth game on Friday as New Zealand won by 108 runs at University Oval and the 27-year-old remains in doubt for game six at...

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Former St. Peter’s College and Sri Lanka Youth cricketer Andri Berenger has qualified to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the forthcoming World Cup in Australia-New Zealand.He will become the only cricketer to represent two countries in two World Cups having played with the Sri Lanka team at the 2010 Under-19 Youth World Cup in New Zealand.

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NEW DELHI: In no mood to be lenient on the West Indies Cricket Board, the BCCI has issued an ultimatum to WICB, demanding that it furnish the USD 41.97 million damages caused by the Caribbean team’s infamous mid-tour pullout last year.
In a fresh letter to WICB President Dave Cameron and the inter-governmental Caribbean community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque,...

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KARACHI, (AFP) - Disgraced Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamer could return to first-class cricket as early as next month after a relaxation of the conditions of his ban for spot-fixing, an official said Friday.Aamer, 22, was banned for five years along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in a spot fixing case in England in 2010, and the trio were jailed by a UK court in 2011.

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Kandy showed just why they make up a team with the best potential to secure the inter club League rugby title as they beat Police 37-3 with the least dispense of energy in their second round inter club League rugby match at Longden Place in Colombo yesterday.Playing a match after a lapse of three weeks, Kandy needed just a...

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Centuries from Milinda Siriwardhane and Gihan Rupasinghe put Badureliya CC in a strong position at the end of day two of their Premier Inter-Club cricket fixture against Bloomfield at Reid Avenue yesterday. Bloomfield: 156 (Suraj Randiv 55, Ashen Silva 22, Tom Westley 21, Charitha Buddika 3/22, Milinda Siriwardhane 3/19, Mohammed Dilshad 3/26) and 70-1 (Primosh Perera 45 n.o.)

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Ananda College beat St. Benedict’s College by an innings and 9 runs in their Under 19 inter schools cricket fixture played at Ananda Mawatha yesterday.Dilanka Sandaken was their match winner with figures of 8 for 41 which included 6 for 24 in the second innings. 

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World Cup cricket umpires Kumara Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Ranmore Martinesz, all from Sri Lanka, turned their backs on a five-star party to felicitate them and instead told organizers to divert the money to help a little known colleague of theirs who suffered a stroke and now lies paralyzed and immobile.

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MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic eased into the fourth round at the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Spain`s Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. The Serb world number one beat the 31st seeded Verdasco 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-4 in 2hr 21min and will play Luxembourg`s Gilles Muller in the next round.

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Solid Sports Club from Anuradhapura put on a solid performance to record their first ever highest level Football Championship title when they won the ‘Dialog’ Champions League 2014. This was achieved on Wednesday when they completed their allocated 20 games playing against Saunders SC at the Kelaniya Football Complex. They managed to outplay their opponents by one goal to nil.

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MELBOURNE: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out of the Australian Open after a 6-4 7-5 defeat by 19-year-old Madison Keys. The American teenager broke the Czech fourth seed at 5-5 in the final set of the third-round match. Keys, coached by three-time Grand Slam singles champion Lindsay Davenport, screamed with delight on sealing victory in Melbourne.

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Navy beat Army by 43 points to 8 in a lackluster game of rugby in their second round match of the inter club League championship at Welisara yesterday.The game was also totally one-sided as Navy easily scored seven tries four of which were converted.

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MELBOURNE: Noted gym rat Sam Stosur made some noise during the second day of the Australian Open by showing off her incredibly sculpted biceps.Photos of the 30-year-old Australian were everywhere after her first-round victory over Monica Niculescu of Romania. And it’s not hard to see why: So, what’s Stosur’s secret? For one, she doesn’t do bicep curls.

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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 60 runs in the fourth match of the ongoing Under 19 limited-over series to draw level at 2-all at the R. Premadasa International Cricket stadium yesterday. Bangladesh U19’s electing to bat after winning the toss scored 236-9 in 50 overs. Zakir Hasan scored a valuable 50 runs in 66 deliveries with 2 sixes and deputy skipper Hossain Shanto made 50 off 71 balls with 4 fours.

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Holy Cross College, Kalutara will ceremonially declare open its swimming pool on January 30 at 9 am under the patronage of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on the invitation of College rector Fr. Camillus Fernando and the Old Boys Association. The Holy Cross College holds a proud history of more than 110 years.  

Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

It takes two to tango. In cricketing parlance they say that fast bowlers hunt in pairs and opening batsmen work in pairs. Sri Lanka’s ailing sports environment could not have asked for a better pair than the appointments of Navin Dissanayake as Tourism and Sports Minister and Wasantha Senanayake as his deputy in the newly formed...

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The Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) will conduct the Men’s Futures tournaments, the entry level tournaments to the mens professional circuit in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the centenary year of the SLTA in Colombo. This tournament will be conducted after a lapse of 10 years this year. The prize money at these tournaments will be $10,000 each. This was disclosed at a press conference held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association headquarters on 23rd January.

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Ruchira Palliyaguruge is among the most committed cricketers, someone who will give nothing but his very best on the cricket field. In Matara even as we grew up he served as an inspiration to all of us. I remember the blessings from the elders in those days. They would say, “May you become as famous and big as Palliyaguruge”.

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Kurunegala Youth Cricket club recorded an easy first innings victory over BRC in their inter-club Emerging Trophy cricket tournament match concluded at the Welagedara Stadium Kurunegala. In reply to BRC’s first innings total of 174 Kurunegala made 272 in their first innings. Darshana Mahawatta made a useful 123 in 132 balls with five sixes and 15 fours.

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