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Dinesh Chandimal was ignored for the tour of Bangladesh and England. (Getty Images)

'Why are those very people not seeing the value in me?': Chandimal writes to SLC

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 11:07 PM IST
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has written to Sri Lanka Cricket seeking clarity about his future in international cricket with the national team.
File photo of Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne(Reuters)
File photo of Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne(Reuters)

Sri Lanka hopeful key players to return for England series

Johannesburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Veterans Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal and senior seamer Suranga Lakmal are all due to rejoin the squad, captain Dimuth Karunaratne said after his side were beaten by 10 wickets by South Africa.
Sri Lanka Test skipper Dimuth Karunarathne during a practice session(@OfficialSLC/Twitter)
Sri Lanka Test skipper Dimuth Karunarathne during a practice session(@OfficialSLC/Twitter)

SA vs SL: Injury-hit Sri Lanka can still compete, insists skipper Karunaratne

Johannesburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Muscle strains hit the team heavily in their first test loss in Pretoria with Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara all suffering serious injury that rules them out of the second test at The Wanderers Stadium.
Faf du Plessis leads the players off the ground after South Africa completed a fine win.(Getty Images)
Faf du Plessis leads the players off the ground after South Africa completed a fine win.(Getty Images)

1st Test: South Africa win big over stricken Sri Lanka

Pretoria | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Four of the five Sri Lankans to get hurt during the Test still came out to bat on the fourth day in a vain effort to save the match, but it didn’t matter.
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal (L) celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella(Getty Images)
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal (L) celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella(Getty Images)

1st Test: Chandimal, De Silva half-centuries put Sri Lanka on top against South Africa

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva scored fluent half-centuries as Sri Lanka took advantage of some lacklustre South Africa bowling to post 340 for six at the close of day one of the first Test.
Sri Lankan batsman Niroshan Dickwella is clean bowled.(AP)
Sri Lankan batsman Niroshan Dickwella is clean bowled.(AP)

Pakistan fight back after Shaheen Shah Afridi’s five-fer in second Test

Karachi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The 19-year-old paceman took 5-77 and was ably supported by new-ball partner Mohammad Abbas (4-55) to keep Sri Lanka down to 271 on a tricky National stadium pitch.
Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal, left, celebrates his fifty.(AP)
Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal, left, celebrates his fifty.(AP)

Sri Lanka take the lead in 2nd Test against Pakistan in Karachi

Karachi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 04:28 PM IST
With his team wobbling at 80-5 in the morning, Chandimal built partnerships of 67 with Dhananjaya de Silva (32) for the sixth wicket, 37 for the seventh wicket with Niroshan Dickwella (21) and then another 51 with Perera.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2 at Karachi Highlights: As it happened(AP)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2 at Karachi Highlights: As it happened(AP)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2 at Karachi Highlights: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 06:18 PM IST
PAK vs SL: Follow highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at Karachi through our commentary and scorecard.
File image of Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)
File image of Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)

Sri Lanka announce full-strength squad for Pakistan Tests

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal, who was part of the Sri Lanka squad during the Test series against New Zealand but did not get a chance to play a game, has been retained in the squad for the series against the Men in Green.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)

‘IPL guys say we won’t give you contract if you go to Pakistan, Shahid Afridi blames India T20 league as top Sri Lanka cricketers’ pull out - Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Shahid Afridi’s comments come as a surprise as only Lasith Malinga among the 10 Sri Lankan cricketers who have opted out from Pakistan tour has an IPL contract
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)

Javed Miandad slams Sri Lanka cricketers for opting out of Pakistan tour

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:41 PM IST
T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, former captains Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella have decided not to visit Pakistan.
Sri Lankan team members celebrate their win over New Zealand.(AP)
Sri Lankan team members celebrate their win over New Zealand.(AP)

Sri Lanka ‘reassessing’ Pakistan tour after security threat

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 09:35 PM IST
Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 international matches in Pakistan between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9 and 10 key Lankan players have already opted out of the series citing security concerns.
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)

Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The SLC has named squads comprising of players with relatively lesser experience, with uncapped batsman Minod Banuka set to make his debut in both ODI and T20I formats.
Sri Lankan cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne shakes hand with his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson.(AP)
Sri Lankan cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne shakes hand with his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson.(AP)

Sri Lanka Cricket announces 15 member squad for first Test against New Zealand

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Sri Lanka recently white-washed Bangladesh in ODI series by 3-0. Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side in the Test game.
Sri Lanka go into the second Test at St George’s Park on Thursday with an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series(AFP)
Sri Lanka go into the second Test at St George’s Park on Thursday with an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series(AFP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Smiling Sri Lankans seek series win

Port Elizabeth | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Sri Lanka go into the second Test at St George’s Park on Thursday with an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series after their sensational, Kusal Perera-inspired one-wicket win in the first Test in Port Elizabeth.
South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada, centre, is congratulated after dismissing Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf .(AP)
South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada, centre, is congratulated after dismissing Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf .(AP)

South Africa seek to continue home dominance as ailing Sri Lanka visit

Durban | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 02:24 PM IST
Their recent 3-0 sweep of Pakistan was South Africa’s seventh successive home test series victory, a run that included a triumph over number one ranked India and a 3-0 whitewash of the Sri Lankans on their last tour in the 2016/17 season.
Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal speaks during a press conference.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal speaks during a press conference.(AFP)

Sri Lanka sack skipper Dinesh Chandimal after Test debacles

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 06:31 PM IST
Chandimal, 29, was replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka Cricket said, listing a 17-member squad that did not include the right-handed batsman.
Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal passes the ball to his bowler during their cricket test match against Australia in Canberra, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019(AP)
Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal passes the ball to his bowler during their cricket test match against Australia in Canberra, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019(AP)

We will bounce back in South Africa: Dinesh Chandimal after series loss against Australia

Canberra | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2019 12:10 PM IST
The visitors lost the opening day-night Test in Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs inside three days and followed it up by a 366-run thrashing on day four in Canberra.
Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal (right) speaks with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal (right) speaks with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha.(AFP)

Sri Lanka’s Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series against Aussies

Canberra | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 10:17 AM IST
The picturesque ground in Australia’s capital has hosted nine ODIs in the past and is known to be a high-scoring ground.
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 at Gabba(AFP)
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 at Gabba(AFP)

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 at Gabba: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Australia vs Sri Lanka Live: Catch all the action of the first day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka through our live blog.
File image of Angelo Mathews.(AP/PTI)
File image of Angelo Mathews.(AP/PTI)

Injured Angelo Mathews likely to miss Australia tour

London | By ANI
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:12 PM IST
The 31-year-old, who has already been ruled out of Sri Lanka’s limited-overs leg of New Zealand tour, sustained the injury during their recently-concluded second Test against New Zealand.
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Second test likely to be more bowler friendly - Kane Williamson

Wellington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:55 AM IST
The first test ended in a damp draw on Wednesday after rain restricted all but an hour of play on the fifth and final day, with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews unbeaten at the end having saved their side by batting the entire fourth day.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (L) and teammate Angelo Mathews walk from the field as rain starts to fall during day five of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 19, 2018(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (L) and teammate Angelo Mathews walk from the field as rain starts to fall during day five of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 19, 2018(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Rain, epic stand save Sri Lanka in Wellington Test

Wellington | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Mendis was unbeaten on 141 and Mathews 120 not out at stumps after a stubborn 274-run stand that, along with the weather, allowed Sri Lanka to salvage a draw.
New Zealand's paceman Tim Southee (L) celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's batsman Dinesh Chandimal with teammate Neil Wagner during day one of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 15, 2018(AFP)
New Zealand's paceman Tim Southee (L) celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's batsman Dinesh Chandimal with teammate Neil Wagner during day one of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 15, 2018(AFP)

Tim Southee puts Sri Lanka on the ropes in first Test

Wellington | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Southee claimed three wickets in his first two overs to rattle the tourists’ top order and leave Sri Lanka at nine for three.
England are looking at a sweeping win in the Test series after winning the first two Test matches in the three-game series.(REUTERS)
England are looking at a sweeping win in the Test series after winning the first two Test matches in the three-game series.(REUTERS)

Joe Root’s England target rare series sweep in Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Ricky Ponting’s all-conquering Australian side were the first to win 3-0 in Sri Lanka 14 years ago, while a Virat Kohli-led India repeated the feat in August last year.
File picture of Dinesh Chandimal(REUTERS)
File picture of Dinesh Chandimal(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal out of second test against England due to groin injury

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2018 03:58 PM IST
Pace bowler Suranga Lakmal will captain the side for the test, which starts on Wednesday at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka's cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal addresses a media conference at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 5, 2018, the day before the first Test against England. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Sri Lanka's cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal addresses a media conference at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 5, 2018, the day before the first Test against England. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)

Sri Lanka vs England: Chandimal looks to put visitors in a spin at Galle

Galle | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost a one-off Twenty20 match, are looking for redemption in the three-Test series starting Tuesday.
England's cricketer Joe Denly (C) celebrates after he dismissed Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (back, R) during the Twenty20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on October 27, 2018.(AFP)
England's cricketer Joe Denly (C) celebrates after he dismissed Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (back, R) during the Twenty20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on October 27, 2018.(AFP)

Jason Roy and Joe Denly fire England to T20 victory over Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 12:38 AM IST
Joe Denly made a hugely successful return to the England side, building on Jason Roy’s knock as Sri Lanka were beaten.
Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya (2L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed England cricketer Ben Stokes during the fifth and final one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and England.(AFP)
Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya (2L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed England cricketer Ben Stokes during the fifth and final one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and England.(AFP)

Sri Lanka hand England their heaviest ODI defeat

Colombo | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 09:07 AM IST
England succumbed to a record loss in the ODI series finale against Sri Lanka, despite Ben Stokes’ best efforts with the bat.
Kamindu Mendis of Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI bowls right arm over to Eoin Morgan of England during the tour match between Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI and England at P Sara Oval on October 5, 2018 in Colombo.(Getty Images)
Kamindu Mendis of Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI bowls right arm over to Eoin Morgan of England during the tour match between Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI and England at P Sara Oval on October 5, 2018 in Colombo.(Getty Images)

Kamindu Mendis, bowler who can bowl with both arms, selected in Sri Lankan T20 squad

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Kamindu Mendis, who has played under-19 matches, was brought into the squad led by Thisara Perera for Saturday’s match at Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo under lights.
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