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Norman Gordon, the former South Africa fast bowler who was the world's oldest Test cricketer, has died aged 103.

Full Article Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:59

DAMBULLA: Pakistan put up one of their worst batting performances in one-day international cricket to lose the third and final match to Sri Lanka by seven wickets and with it lose the three-match series 2-1 at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium on Saturday.The series was nicely poised for a close finish with the two teams coming to this final match level at...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

DAMBULLA: Chief cricket selectors Sanath Jayasuriya said that he was extremely happy the way all-rounder Thisara Perera performed during the three-match one-day international series against Pakistan.Perera took four wickets in the third and final match played at Dambulla to win his second successive man of the match award and also grabbed the man of the series trophy with nine...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

They don’t boast of smart phones, wear designer clothes, patronize discos or dine in the city’s finest restaurants. But an unsung bevy of village girls did something that only they know was worth its weight in gold that has put to shame some self-styled pundits holding sway and running sports in Sri Lanka.
In a nutshell this is the story...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

England has “no chance” of winning next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, according to Graeme Swann. The ex-England spinner believes the team needs a change in personnel, including captain Alastair Cook, to win the global 50-over tournament. “We won’t win this World Cup,” Swann told Test Match Special.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

The Bharti Airtel Lanka inaugural MCA Tier B T-20 Super Tournament will take place from September 5 to 7 at the MCA ground.John Keells Group, Union Bank, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, HNB, Commercial Leasing, Standard Chartered Bank, LB Finance and Assetline Group are in the fray.Awards are on offer for the best batsman, bowler, man of the tournament and man-of-the- final.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Nippy scrum half Srinath Suriyabandara is tipped to return to the Sri Lanka team for the second leg of the Asian rugby Sevens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 6 and 7.Suriyabandara opted out of the first Leg in Hong Kong last week in order to recover from an ankle injury.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Royal College emerged champion of the ‘Singer Trophy’ Under 17 Division 11 inter school cricket tournament when they beat St. Peter’s College at the R. Premadasa International Cricket stadium Colombo on Friday.Kaveen Wijeratne of Royal was awarded the man of the final prize.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

DAMBULLA: Misbah-ul-Haq described his team’s batting performance in the third and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka as the worst under his captaincy.Pakistan choosing to bat first after winning the toss was bundled out for a paltry 102, their lowest total in Sri Lanka, and lost the contest by seven wickets to concede the three-match series 2-1 to Sri Lanka.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Isipathana College captain Shenal Deelaka de Silva will lead the Sri Lanka team at the Youth Rugby Asiad scheduled to be held in Colombo from September 21 to 28.De Silva proved his leadership qualities when he led Isipathana to win the League, Knock-out and Sevens titles in the concluded inter-school season. He also led the Colombo...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Dilroy Fernando has been appointed as Coach of Match Officials (CMO) for the Asian Rugby Sevens the second Leg of which takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 6 and 7.Fernando has previously served as CMO and to this day remains the only Sri Lankan to be recognised as referee, match official and administrator by the Asian Rugby Football Union.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Ananda College emerged champion of the ‘Singer Trophy’ Under 15 Division One inter school cricket tournament yesterday when they beat St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa by five wickets in the final played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket stadium.St. Sebastian’s scored 210 for 6 wickets in 50 overs with Daminda Roshan and Lakshitha Amarasekera taking two wickets each and Ananda in reply made 212 for 5.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

NCC took a 191 lead over SSC with seven wickets in hand on the second day of their Under-23 cricket final at the Colts ground yesterday.Earlier in the day NCC bowled out SSC for 304 from an overnight 150 for 5 in the first innings in reply to 230.NCC in their second innings were 265 for 3 after Sandun Weerakkody and Niroshan Dikwella made 82 and 80 respectively.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Under-13 rugby players from S. Thomas’ College pose with their trophy after winning the Milo rugby carnival at the Royal Sports Complex ground yesterday. The junior Thomians beat Science College 7-0, St. Sylvester’s College 28-0, Wesley College 14-0, Zahira College 7-0 and Isipathana College 21-14 before laying their hands on the prize.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

The World Youth Scrabble Championship 2014 got underway at the BMICH in Colombo on Friday with a full house of contestants in the fray. Here competitors crack their brains to make words as they compete against one another. At the time of reporting Sri Lankan scrabblers were making headway and their presence felt.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

India beat England by six wickets in the third ODI at Nottingham yesterday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with two games left after the first contest was washed out.India chasing England’s 227 reached 228 in 43 overs as Ambati Rayadu was unbeaten on 64.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Sixteen-year-old right-arm leg-spinner Dilshan Madushanka with figures of five for 32 off 8.4 overs bowled Saracens CC to a 109-run first innings win over Madawala United in a Kandy District tournament match played at the Amunugama Stadium, Galadera.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

The image of Javed Miandad we have seen on TV or as has been portrayed in the media is an aggressive street fighter. Is that the real Miandad or is that one you had to make up to compete at the highest level? - JM: Let me start by saying that the character of any...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage - This scrummage was formed in the mid 1990s due to efforts of rugby lovers like Kenneth Boteju, Raja Adhihetty and Udeni Mollegoda it was these three who went all out to promote the idea and today has become an active organisation which is well guided.At the AGM held recently the following office bearers were elected...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Playing in her second match in less than 24 hours, Venus Williams looked tired as she took the court on Friday against Sara Errani. The two-time U.S. Open champion had only finished her first-round double’s match with sister Serena Williams around 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. The first set was a disaster for Williams; tough to watch...

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

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