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The 2015 Cricket World Cup has led to a number of senior players quitting from international cricket from Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the upcoming ‘A’ team series between the two countries is expected to produce players who could fill in the shoes of those who had quit.Both teams expressed the same concerns at a media conference held at Hilton...

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Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier proudly flew Sri Lanka’s hearing-impaired cricket team to Lahore for the Twenty20 Asia Cup. The Asia Cup is organized by the Pakistan Deaf Cricket Association in collaboration with the Pakistan Cricket Board. Teams from India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan participated in the unique tournament, which provided a platform for hearing-impaired cricketers...

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England’s Joe Root struck his sixth test century, and his first on foreign soil, to put the tourists in control on 373 for six on the third day of the second test against West Indies in Grenada on Thursday. The 24-year-old Yorkshireman was unbeaten on 118 at the close of play while Jos Buttler ended on four not out on a...

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Indian Cricket Board president Jagmohan Dalmiya places a wreath over the body of Ankit Keshri, a former captain for his state’s under-19 team, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India April 20, 2015. Tragedy struck Indian cricket on Monday when 20-year-old Keshri died as a result of a freakish on-field collision with a teammate during a club match in the...

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St. Peter’s College reopened their rugby venue at Bambalapitiya yesterday by hosting Isipathana College in their inter-school League championship.The Peterites used the venue at Longden Place to play their home matches last season as the school ground underwent a transformation catering to player welfare, security and spectator needs.

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MELBOURNE - Explosive Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a stint in English county cricket to further his test ambitions after missing out on a place in the tour squads for the Caribbean and England.Maxwell scored 324 runs at an average of 64.80 in Australia’s triumphant World Cup campaign and had hoped his performances might have led to a recall.

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Rajasinghe Central Hanwella and Royal College Monaragala the champion and runners-up in Division three last year will be promoted to participate in the division II Singer Cup under-15 inter-schools cricket tournament this year. They will join 75 other teams that will be divided into 13 groups. Six other teams also were promoted to division II this year.

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Former Sri Lanka cricketer, coach and administrator Mumtaz Yusuf does not regret he left the country early in his career because of the politics that has today become part and parcel of Sri Lanka Cricket. “With the politics that was going on in the Cricket Board even during my time I think I took the right decision to go abroad...

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A memorial service was held on Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Dehiwela for the soul of former St. Peter’s College cricketer Rukshan Dias to mark his first death anniversary. Dias died of a heart attack at the age of 43 while working at a bank posting in the Indian-ocean island of Mauritius last year.

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Civil Security Department (CSD) that was formed in 2006 that combined the Security Forces in the country has sent a letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake to make him aware of the situation they are faced with the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).
The letter signed by Lt. U.M. Perera the secretary of CSD Football League states that their...

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A scripture at one of the country’s most hallowed rugby grounds at Havelock Park reads: “With Christ in my hand anything is possible”. It takes the bravest, cut-above-the-rest man in the world, spotless to the last letter, to put up such a perception from the Bible in public that projects him as truly pious in his conduct.

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Unbeaten Trinity College will lock horns with an unpredictable Science College team in their first round inter-school League rugby match at Mount Lavinia on Sunday. Trinity heads the six-team Group B by winning three out of three games while Science are placed third in the ranking. Science College are an unpredictable team on their home...

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St. Mary’s College Chilaw has been promoted to the under-15 division I Singer Trophy cricket tournament that is scheduled to begin on 13 May. They will participate along with 80 other schools this year.First round matches will be played on league basis in 11 groups. From this 40 teams will qualify to the second round. Second round...

Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00

Development and Performance in any sports is measure by our performance on the field. Current result is what matters. Officials of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) and the former Minister of Sports under the Rajapaksa regime can give enough excuses for the double debacle that befell our National team. Those in the football fraternity are no...

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Nawaloka Group arrived late with only nine players to forfeit 5 overs (15 runs per over) to hand over a massive 220 runs defeat to MAS Silueta in the ongoing 13th David Pieris Group of Companies sponsored, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30-Over League Tournament, continued last weekend.

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken decisions in the past that has earned them the tag of “toothless tiger” more often than not. So by denying one of its full members Sri Lanka a seat at their last Board meeting held in Dubai by reducing them to observer status - a position that was totally unacceptable to...

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DHL Express, the Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted a Rugby Carnival for children at the Race Course grounds, following an overwhelming response towards the DHL RWC Match Ball Delivery campaign, a nationwide competition that will present one Sri Lankan child the opportunity to deliver the official match ball on to the field of play at a World Cup...

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In its first competitive outing of the 2015 season, the CEAT Racing Team secured 16 podium finishes at the Foxhill Supercross in Diyatalawa, signaling its intent to continue the form that gave it the car team championship last year. Members of the CEAT Racing Team were placed second in two events, third in three events, fourth in eight and fifth in...

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Sri Lanka leading athletic technical official P.H.D. Waidyatilaka has been given the honour to conduct a Technical Officials course for Masters Athletes to be held in Goa, India from 25 to 27 April. This is to coincide with the 5th Indian International Masters Athletics Championships that is to follow. This technical course is held under the auspices of the World Masters Athletics (WMA).

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Sajaad Zuhair won a double in his pet event SLH 1600 at the Foxhill Supercross in Diyatalawa go give team EZY Racing a good start to the 2015 season. This team had retained their driver duo of Zuhair and Dilan Seneviratne for the third successive season earned four podium finishes in five races to keep their reputation.

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