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The first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield rugby match between Trinity College and Royal College will be played on Saturday (May 9) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle in what is expected to be a close contest although the host team is not the hottest of favourites.

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The recent meeting between Sri Lanka and the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai has helped to clear the air and ensure that cricket in this country is not under any threat of suspension or financial disaster. Navin Dissanayake whilst visiting the Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai as the Minister of Tourism and Sports took the...

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The senior citizens of the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) will get their flannels pressed, boots dusted and their fitness levels into peak condition to take part in the MCA Annual over-40 Cricket “Sixes” 2015 coming up on May 10 at the MCA and DS Senanayake College grounds, commencing at 8.30 am.

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Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne staged a fight back as Sri Lanka A reached 214 for five wickets at tea in reply to Pakistan A team’s first innings total of 401 on the third day of their four day unofficial Test match being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

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Sri Lanka most promising squash player Ravindu Laksiri took the men’s plate title when he beat Ahmed al-Saraj from Jordan in the final at the 18th Asian Individual Squash Championship held in Kuwait last week.The final lasted 40 gruelling minutes against Asia’s junior number two As-Saraj who used all his experience and...

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Bangladesh has an uphill task of scoring 550 runs to win the second test against Pakistan on the fourth day played in Dhaka yesterday. Pakistan batted a second time and scored 195 runs for six declared with Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 82 runs off 72 balls and included three sixes and seven fours.

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It is high time the government acts fast and take stock of what is happening in the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. The debacles at the SLRFU have been appalling in the recent past where among other matters CH and FC was forced to give up playing rugby after 150 years for want of a ground while two other teams Upcountry...

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Devapathiraja College Rathgama recorded two wins in the first round at the inaugural under-17 Inter-schools Girl’s Cricket tournament recently.Devapathiraja Rathgama beat C.W.W. Kannangara, MMV Matugama and Ananda Shashthralaya Matugama comprehensively.

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The Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee headed by former Test cricketer Sidath Wettim   uny in order to address the national team’s faltering fielding standards at international level has held successful talks with former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes.The Nation learns that the interim committee plans to have the former South...

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Truth be known, I love to hate the Australians more than anyone else. And therefore the man who got under their skin the most is my hero. Appearances can be deceiving, and when it comes to Arjuna Ranatunga, the rotund Sri Lankan mastermind, there was nothing soft in his underbelly. He is as tough a cricketer as I have ever come across.

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The confusing situation that has arisen with the sports laws governing each sports national federations/associations should not have arisen if each sports body complied with their constitution. There is a clause in every constitution that no member can hold office for more than two terms of two years each. This will sum up to four years in full.

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Wesley College and S. Thomas’ College will revive their inter school rugby match marking a memorable occasion for the Sir Oliver Goonetilleke trophy in memory of the country’s first Sri Lankan Governor General.Sir Oliver Goonetilleke is hailed as Wesley’s most illustriously erudite product and the match will be played on May 15 at Longden Place in Colombo.

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St. Peter’s College beat St. Joseph’s College by 41 runs in an Under-17 Division One cricket tournament match played on Thursday marking a rousing start for new coach, the former Sri Lanka opener Malinda Warnapura. The Peterites made 265 for 5 in their allotted 50 overs and...

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It appears that all is not well for some people in the run-up to the annual Royal-Trinity inter-school rugby match for the Bradby Shield as the host school (Trinity) will not be involved in match arrangements which are now in the hands of the OBA.

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He was always the little imp in the middle. The middle of the cricket field, that is. He was the boy with oozing talent who kept everyone waiting for the full flowering of potential. Well, it's not just his fans that he has kept waiting. He's kept a young girl waiting for 8 long years. She is not waiting any more.

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In recent weeks, former skipper Mahela Jayawardena has weighed in favour of changing the country’s tournament structure to increase the competitiveness of cricket. He would like to see the emphasis moved from the club to a provincial one. This same proposal has been discussed and tried out previously. The result was inconclusive because the change was assailed by the clubs.

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J.K. Jayakodi (left) of Kingswood and R.T.M. Musharaf of Madina MMV exchange punches in their Bantam weight class bout. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe)

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ACBT made a good start when they defeated CINEC by 57 runs in the first match of the Red Bull Campus Cricket Tournament that began at Thurstan College ground on May 7.Sent in to bat first ACBT scored 151 runs with Sahan Udara top scoring with an unbeaten 51 runs inclusive of two sixes and three boundaries.CINEC were shot out for 94 runs.

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For the first time in the history of Fox Hill Super Cross a driver was able to set up a new record winning three events in a day at the recently concluded meet. It was young Kushan Peiris who achieved this great feat driving in the SL-S Ford Laser/ Mazda 1300cc and the SLN-N Ford Laser 1500cc class events.

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And, lo, a fight finally broke out in Las Vegas. Sort of. If that was the ‘Fight of the Century’ so far, it’s a good job there are another 85 years to go.
Many people thought Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao would be one-sided. But not that one-sided. Mayweather did what he almost always does in making it look easy, sailing...

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