The Indian cricket team arrived in Colombo for the Twenty20 World Cup with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that he has a "very good team" which is capable of regaining the coveted trophy.
At the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, Indian Premier League millionaires will rub shoulders with struggling part-timers, illustrating the wealth gap opened up by cricket's most contentious format.
The tough aspect of being part of the modern-day sports circuit is the travelling involved. The sportsmen are always on the road, and it gets really exhausting when they have to cover long distances. Just ask Aussie bowler Dirk Nannes. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
The Nondescripts Cricket Club and Sinhalese Sports Club are adjacent to each other. While skipper Mahela Jayawardene plays for Sinhalese, who run the Test venue, Kumar Sangakkara leads Nondescripts. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.
As you pass by the Sri Lankan Tennis Association campus on weekdays in the morning, almost the entire area is taken over by players on wheelchairs. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.
What's in a name may be the popular refrain, but not when you want to somehow forget that unwanted past association. At the World Twenty20, the question that sprung to one's mind was whether the West Indies players were still associated with Stanford? Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Happy that Sunday night's hard work had paid off, the India players, deservedly, decided to put their feet up on Monday. While some of them chose to relax in the comfort of their rooms, others checked out the facilities at their plush Colombo hotel.
Sri Lankan police arrested three British women who were found socialising in the hotel rooms of West Indies players, including star batsman Chris Gayle, today, police and hotel sources said.
A day which began with much promise, ended in despair for the India players when South Africa took Dhoni & Co down with them. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
After a slow start, the action went up a few notches in the Super Eights. HT highlights some of the moments that will linger for a while...
If you have been part of a new experiment, you feel special when it goes on to become a hit, more so when it changes the dynamics of the industry. That is how former West Indies captain and current manager, Richie Richardson, feels about T20 cricket. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.
Suresh Raina has often been a trending topic on micro blogging site Twitter for his batting blitzkrieg. However on Friday, he and his 'nephew' were trending for a reason he would not have desired.
While the Lankan camp rejoiced, the Pakistan dressing room was downcast. Shahid Afridi reportedly damaged his bat and headgear. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
One of the things that strike you about Colombo's market areas is shops with boards: Sporting Star and Sporting Times. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.