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Jaffna Bishop Thomas Suvendaranayagam ceremonially commissioned the region’s first turf cricket pitch in the presence of former Sri Lanka batsman and captain Sanath Jayasuriya.

Full Article Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:21

Young off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal captured a match-bag of 10 wickets but his Sri Lanka A team drew their four-day unofficial Test match against West Indies A at Moratuwa.

Full Article Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:35

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is of the view that the adhoc one-day international series his team has been entrusted with in India has not given them sufficient time to prepare for a tour of that nature.“The preparation for the series is not that great, we only had a few practice sessions especially with the weather interrupting,” Mathews told...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

S. Thomas’ won the final and deciding race, the A fours to beat Royal in their annual 41st Regatta held at the Beira Lake yesterday afternoon.
Thomians fielded their best four oarsmen for this deciding race as they were trailing 16-24 at that point to Royal. This final race gave the Thomians the 12 points that was on offer and collected 28 points to nip Royal in the regatta.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Hambantota Sharks are all poised to be led by a player who graduated in Switzerland and captained his University team for three years.He is former S. Thomas’ College prop Janik Jayasuriya who graduated at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland which he captained.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

As many as seven elite players have enrolled with Navy for the upcoming inter-club League rugby championship which kicks off on Friday.The seven players are Henry Terrance, Sharo Fernando, Chamara Dabare and Hasitha Perera from Havelocks, Vishwamithra Jayasinghe and Reza Mubarak from CR and FC and Srinath Suriyabandara from the disbanded Upcountry Lions.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Tarindu Kaushal grabbed five wickets for Sri Lanka A to stem the rot on the West Indies A batting on the first day of their third unofficial Test match that began at the Moratuwa Stadium yesterday.West Indies openers Brathwaite and Fudadin were the only batters to impress as they put on 137 in an opening stand. But after Kaushal...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Two of the oldest rugby playing clubs in the country, CH and FC and CR and FC have overhauled their outfits for the new inter-club League season.CR and FC have re-enlisted former Sri Lanka winger and coach Imthie Marikar as their new coach who has walked in with nine players from the disbanded Upcountry Lions and are targeting the top...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Uefa president Michel Platini is demanding an apology after the Confederation of African Football criticised him for comments on the staging of the Africa Cup of Nations.Caf accused Platini of “treacherously” interfering after he discussed the impact of the Ebola crisis on the tournament in a TV broadcast.
But the Uefa president insists his comments have been misinterpreted.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Clubs contesting what is expected to be an explosive upcoming Premier League rugby championship have fired the first shots at the referees accusing them of being un-professional to handle a volatile season, The Nation learns.The new nine-team inter-club season kicks off on Friday with defending champions Navy meeting the Sharks, but behind the curtain activities...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

St. Benedict’s College routed Wesley College by 10 wickets in their U-19 inter school cricket fixture at Campbell Park yesterday.Wesley had no chance after being bowled out for totals of 135 and 105.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Army runner DL Samarajeewa won the 10,000 metres gold medal for the fourth consecutive year at the National Sports Festival which began at the North Central Province Sports Complex in Anuradhapura yesterday.He clocked 32 minutes, 26.50 seconds to finish ahead of second placed KAS Ratnayake of the Sabaragamuwa Province.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

DUBAI, (AFP) - Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai on Satuday.After setting an imposing 438-run target, Pakistan rattled the Australians through a brace of wickets apiece from spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah to...

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

There would be no Lionel Messi ... without Lionel Richie ... and the singer tells TMZ Sports he was “quite honored” when he learned the soccer star was named in his honor. Turns out, Messi’s parents were huge Lionel Richie fans -- and named their son after the “Hello” singer back in 1987 ... one year after Richie released his double-platinum album “Dancing on the Ceiling.”

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Poor light conditions deprived St. Joseph’s College of beating Mahinda College in their U-19 inter school cricket encounter at Darley Road in Colombo yesterday.
Chasing 23 for victory, the Joes were 18 for 1, when the umpires called off play.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Isipathana, Ananda and Devapathiraja won their inter-school U-19 cricket matches on first innings yesterday.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

DHAKA, (AFP) - Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took six for 59 as Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 240 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday.Shakib, who made his Test comeback after serving a three-month ban for poor discipline, led a three-pronged spin attack that strangled Zimbabwe on the slow wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

S. Thomas’ College beat Dharmasoka College by an innings and 187 runs in their U-19 inter school cricket fixture at Mount Lavinia yesterday. Spinner Tharindu Ratnayake took 10 wickets in the match while Chenutha Wickramasinghe scored an unbeaten 102 with nine fours and four sixes.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Tudor and Edin are examples of two cricketing talents that were produced and picked for future nurturing at the end of the Murali Harmony Cup held last year in Jaffna. They are now participating for a team in Seenigama from the South in the under-23 division three cricket tournaments and have helped the team to reach the final as well.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Tudor and Edin are examples of two cricketing talents that were produced and picked for future nurturing at the end of the Murali Harmony Cup held last year in Jaffna. They are now participating for a team in Seenigama from the South in the under-23 division three cricket tournaments and have helped the team to reach the final as well.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

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