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Kandy’s oldest big match the ‘109th Battle of the Maroons’ between Dharmaraja and Kingswood will be played at Pallekelle Stadium on 21 and 22 March.
This annual encounter was played for the CWH Lutersz memorial Shield which was introduced at the 61st battle. After this shield went missing the encounter is now played for the T.B. Tennakoon memorial trophy that was...

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Ranjit Rodrigo, president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) challenged anyone who wishes to oust him to do so at the election of office bearers and not by going to courts. The FFSL will conduct the AGM for 2014 on March 30 after it was postponed several times due to some extremist forces going to courts and obtained a restraint order.

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For the first time in the history of football in Sri Lanka underdogs Bhutan came up with a super display to emerge winners by a solitary goal in a FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying round match played at the Sugathadasa Stadium on Thursday. Sri Lanka took things easy and never was in good shape to attack during the...

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Two centurions and three excellent bowling performances stole the honours at the beginning of the ‘DPGC’ Challenge Trophy MCA E division league cricket tournament sponsored by David Pieris Groups of Companies that began on March 5 and continued over the weekend.

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A brilliant all-round effort by the British School Colombo helped them to a convincing 81 run win over Wycherly International School in their first match of the U-13 inter-International Schools cricket tournament match concluded at the Health ground recently.

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Denesh Silva from Kingsbury Colombo was unanimously re-elected as the President of the Travel Trade Sports Club for a second term at the 39th Annual General Meeting held at Ramada Colombo recently.

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SYDNEY: Dushmantha Chameera is just 23 and he is already being spoken of as the quickest of the Sri Lankan bowlers playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He has the tendency to clock speeds of 140kph plus and it is with one such delivery bowled at 146kph that he took the wicket of Ross Taylor on his ODI...

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The ongoing 2015 Cricket World Cup has raised the question whether the rule changes the ICC brought for One-Day International (ODI) cricket two years ago have made any significant changes to the game. From the batsmen’s point of view it is a big Yes, but as for the bowlers they have been at the receiving...

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Niharu Ramanayake struck twice to help the British School girls’ team ease to a 2-0 win over Lyceum International School Nugegoda in an inter-international U-17 boys and girls Open tournament match played at the Obeysekarapura soccer ground on Monday.

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Kandy Sports Club will have a new regime to be appointed soon to carry on the good work. The glory days of Kandy Sports Club after a lapse of a few years has come back this season after struggling to hold form to regain lost pride.
The club brought back Johan Taylor as coach along with young blood for...

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Kandy will be looking forward to regaining the League rugby title after a two-year lapse when they take on defending champions Navy in their last and deciding second round match at Nittawela on Sunday.
Kandy is the favourite to win after some refreshing performances this season and in Sunday’s match they would love to give their fleet-footed backline a...

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The annual Commander’s Trophy Golf Tournament is scheduled for the March 21 and 22 at the Eagles’ Golf Links in China Bay, Trincomalee. The tournament is open to all and will follow the Stableford points system. The 18-hole Eagles’ golf course is located on the east coast of Sri Lanka near the Trincomalee Harbour. Scenic and challenging, the course offers nearly...

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Come March and it is time for the election of office bearers at all sports bodies before the month closes. Many of these sports bodies wait until the final day to conduct their annual general meetings (AGM) after receiving nominations for relevant posts.  They also have to abide by the Sports Law which states that no president...

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SAO PAULO - Brazilian clubs who fail to pay their players on time could be docked points under a Labour Fair Play system announced by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Monday...

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VILLA CASTELLI, Argentina, (AFP) - Investigators in Argentina sought answers on what caused two helicopters involved in filming a French reality TV show to collide and crash, killing all 10 people on board including three of France’s best-known athletes...

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England coach Peter Moores faces a battle to keep his job following the team’s inept World Cup campaign which ended on Monday with a 15-run defeat by Bangladesh...

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DUBAI - Qatar’s soccer league chief hopes a close alliance with the national team can help the country improve its international performance following a disappointing Asian Cup this year...

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MELBOURNE - At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely...

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HOBART, (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries as Sri Lanka piled up 363 for nine in the World Cup Pool A match against Scotland in Hobart on Wednesday...

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SYDNEY, (AFP) - Afghanistan coach Andy Moles said Wednesday he’d no regrets about ignoring a warning from his security consultant brother to take on one of the most dangerous jobs in world cricket....

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