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MELBOURNE: Australia will be hoping the different conditions New Zealand will experience playing at the MCG will be to their advantage when the two sides confront each other for one-day cricket’s biggest prize the World Cup which carries prize money of US$3,750,000 to the winner on Sunday. A capacity crowd of 90,000 spectators are expected to pack the stadium as the...

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On yet another occasion, violence at an inter-school match tarnished the image of the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in Colombo which was once touted as the “Lord’s of Sri Lanka”. The match involved a so-called big match cricket encounter between DS Senanayake and Mahanama last Sunday. It happened when violent supporters of Mahanama invaded the field when DS Senanayake...

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The world’s leading producer and marketer of rugby wear, Canterbury International, is impressed by Sri Lanka’s appeal for the brand and contends the island-nation is the foremost place in the region (South Asia) for its products.The analysis and observations were made by none other than the manufacturer’s Sales and Business Development Manager for Asia, Simon Leung.“This is the best...

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Kevin Pietersen has rejoined Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall. He has signed a deal to play primarily first-class cricket and will appear in Surrey’s County Championship opener against Glamorgan, from 19 April. Pietersen, 34, wants to win back his England place in time for the Ashes series starting on 12 July in Cardiff.

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Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kumara Dharmasena will officiate the 2015 Cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne on Sunday.Dharmasena who was a member of Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning team of 1996 will stand with England’s Richard Kettleborough. This is the first time Dharmasena, 43 has got an opportunity to stand in an important engagement like a World Cup final.

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Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam set an example on keeping fit by running away at the end of the media briefing to launch the ‘IAAF Kids Athletics’ programme to promote physical activity among primary school children in Sri Lanka. The programme will begin a new trend among little children to encourage them to be actively involved in at...

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Minister of Sports and Tourism Navin Dissanayake has issued the ultimatum for all Sports Associations to conduct their AGMs by 15th May. This is in the light of some associations not conducting their election of office bearers in due time frame.
The latest ruling is also that any official who has held office for more than four...

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Two quarter-final matches of the ‘Singer Cup’ under-19 All island inter schools limited overs cricket tournament will be played Monday at Bloomfield and FTZ Katunayake.Richmond Galle will meet defending champions Thurstan at FTZ Katunayake and Ananda will meet Lumbini at Bloomfield grounds.Richmond will be led by Sithara Gimhana and Thurstan will be led by Thimira Jayasinghe. Ananda will...

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New Zealand batsman Colin Munro has smashed the record for the most sixes in a first-class innings. He hit 23 maximums in his 281 from 167 balls for Auckland against Central Districts in the Plunket Shield - New Zealand’s first-class competition. The previous record of 16 was held by four players - Andrew Symonds, Graham Napier, Jesse Ryder and Mukhtar Ali.

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Sri Lanka Junior Match play golf championships for the Rukmini Kodagoda Trophy will be conducted for the second year at the Ridgeways course from 6 to 9 April.Once again Perera and Sons Bakers Limited will sponsor the event. This is the family company of Rukmini Kodagoda who was a talented sports woman having won national titles and represented Sri Lanka in tennis...

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Natasha Sandaminie of Visakha Vidyalaya and AnushkaGamage of Moratuwa Campus were adjudged as the most outstanding players at the All Island Intermediate Novices Table Tennis Championship held at S. Thomas’ Indoor stadium recently.
This event was organized by the Women’s Working Group of the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka to celebrate International Women’s day.

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One young avid Sri Lankan rugby player will be the envy of many, as he will be entrusted the distinct honour of presenting the official Match Ball to a referee at the Rugby World Cup 2015 match (RWC) in England.Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, and the global logistics partner of the RWC 2015 will select...

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Hemamali Balika MV, Colombo 10 emerged elle championship when they beat Ramanadan Hindu Balika in the final of the Elle Tournament of Colombo zone held at the Cooray grounds Wellawatte on 17th March. Picture shows the champion team: (front row from left): Chaturi Navodya, Fathima Risna, Thilini Deepashika, Kamani Chandramali...

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Royal’s Bradby Shield legend Fred Schoorman passed away recently at the age of 88. Schoorman was a part of the Bradby Shield Legend – the blue ribband of schools rugby between Royal and Trinity.Schoorman represented the Royal College rugby team in 1944 and 1945 and was the vice captain to the late C.D.L. Fernando in the inaugural Bradby Shield encounter in 1945. Schoorman had the...

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Hameed Al-Husseinie College carried away the Champions Trophy at the Invitation Schools soccer tournament title when they trounced Kalutara Muslim College 2/nil in the final at the Sugathadasa Staduim over the weekend. The Championship was organized for the 8th year in by the 80 Group of Al Husseinie College Old Boys.

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Rasika Weeraratne of Mast Far East achieved a land mark by hitting a carrier best unbeaten 201 (70 balls, 103 minutes, 20 sixes, 13 fours) against Dialog Axiata “B” in the ongoing David Pieris Group of Companies, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30-Over League Tournament 2015, continued last weekend. Rasika’s belligerent double century propelled Mast Far East to go over the 300-run mark...

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Sri Lanka’s triumvirate of One-Day International greats – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara may have quit from international cricket in the various formats but they will still be around to showcase their outstanding talents in England and in the Caribbean where they are billed to play during the year. Of the three Jayawardene who has retired from all three...

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The women’s under-26 Inter-Provincial Cricket Tournament will begin on 21st April with the final scheduled for 29th April at the MCA grounds. Teams have been selected to represent the four Provinces with players who were born after 1st January 1989.North-Central Province team: Hasini Perera (capt.), Ayesha Sandamali, Rose Perera, Aruni Dilrukshi...

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Golden boot winner Miharu Ramanayake struck twice, one in either half, to lead the British School to edge out Lyceum girls 3-0 while their male counterparts recorded a shock 3-1 win over Lyceum boys to annex both girls and boys titles at the Inter-International Schools soccer finals played at the Torrington ground on Friday. Miharu gave the early lead to the winners...

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Team Maliban Biscuits emerged champions of the first ever Maliban Mercantile Six-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament for the A.G. Hinniappuhamy Memorial Trophy held at the BRC grounds with the participation of 32 Mercantile teams last weekend. This tournament was organized by Maliban Biscuit Manufactories as a part of a series of activities planned to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Mercantile Softball Cricket Association...

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