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File photo of England Test captain Joe Root(PTI)

‘Everyone has been amazed’: Sangakarra lauds Root’s century against Sri Lanka

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Sangakkara showered praises on Root and said the way the English skipper has handled himself on day three of the second Test was ‘a great learning experience for everyone’.
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Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that the England series will be on.(Getty Images)
Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that the England series will be on.(Getty Images)

SLC instructs team manager to submit report on alleged misconduct by player

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Sri Lankan cricket found itself in the middle of an ugly controversy after multiple reports in the local media hinted at a spin bowling all-rounder in his 20s being found with a female official of the team in a hotel room.
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England head coach Chris Silverwood and captain Joe Root taking a close look at the Galle wicket(Twitter)
England head coach Chris Silverwood and captain Joe Root taking a close look at the Galle wicket(Twitter)

England still undecided on bowling line-up ahead of first Test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Less than 24 hours before the start of the two-match series, Root said they were still undecided on who will play, and suggested seam could play a bigger role on what is traditionally a pitch that takes plenty of turns.
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File photo of former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews(REUTERS)
File photo of former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews(REUTERS)

Mathews returns to Sri Lanka squad for England Tests

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 02:55 PM IST
The 33-year-old former captain was named in Sri Lanka's 22-man squad for the series, which was postponed in March after England returned home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be played in Galle without fans.
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Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that the England series will be on.(Getty Images)
Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that the England series will be on.(Getty Images)

New Covid strain will not jeopardise England tour of Sri Lanka: SLC

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) medical team feels that the tour starting January 14 is on schedule but additional Covid-19 protocols might be enforced for the visitors either before leaving their country or after arriving here.
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England’s tour to Sri Lanka will feature two test matches behind closed doors in Galle(ICC/Twitter)
England’s tour to Sri Lanka will feature two test matches behind closed doors in Galle(ICC/Twitter)

England’s tour of Sri Lanka rearranged for January

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:12 PM IST
England’s touring party will arrive in Sri Lanka on Jan. 3 and play two tests in Galle starting on Jan. 14 and Jan. 22.
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Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that the Lanka Premier League has been rescheduled.(Getty Images)
Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that the Lanka Premier League has been rescheduled.(Getty Images)

Lanka Premier League rescheduled, all matches to be played in Hambantota

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 01:08 PM IST
The Lanka premier League will now be held from November 27 to December 17, 2020 and will only be played at the MRICS, Hambantota.
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)

Inaugural Lanka Premier League postponed

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The T20 League was scheduled to start on August 28, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
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A bat and ball are seen on the turf.(Getty Images)
A bat and ball are seen on the turf.(Getty Images)

Would like to know who’s involved: BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka Uva league match

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 03:43 PM IST
The ‘Indian Express’ reported on Friday that the game played on June 29 took place in Sawara village, 16 km from Chandigarh, but was streamed as a ‘Uva T20 League’ match in Sri Lanka’s Badulla city, home of the Uva Province Cricket Association.
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Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)
Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)

Sri Lankan cricketers to resume training Monday

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The coaching and support staff overseeing the training of the players will consist of a four-member unit.
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File image of Shehan Madushanka.(AP)
File image of Shehan Madushanka.(AP)

SLC suspends pacer Shehan Madushanka for alleged possession of drugs

By Indo Asian News Service | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 06:14 PM IST
“The decision was taken following the player was arrested by the police and later sent on remand custody for alleged possession of illegal drugs,” a statement on the board’s official website, cricket.lk, read.
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Shehan(Twitter)
Shehan(Twitter)

Sri Lanka Cricket set to suspend drug-charged player Madushanka’s contract

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST
SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said, “We have not been officially informed on this yet. He is a contracted player. We will take action to suspend his contract if he carries a drug charge.”
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Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne watches his shot.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne watches his shot.(AP)

Aim is to reach top-4 in both ODIs & Tests: Dimuth Karunaratne

By Indo Asian News Service | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Sri Lanka lost a two-Test series in Pakistan before defeating Zimbabwe at home since Arthur’s appointment. They are currently ranked fifth in the format.
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A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negambo.(REUTERS)
A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negambo.(REUTERS)

‘Little did Richardson know that a suicide bomber was standing in basement’: ICC official relives horror of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Richardson was staying on the ninth floor of the hotel in Colombo, one of the six locations where bombs went off in a series of blasts, killing and injuring hundreds of people across the country.
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File image of Chandika Hathurusingha(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of Chandika Hathurusingha(AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka’s sacked cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha demands $5 mn compensation

By AFP | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 01:15 PM IST
The former Sri Lankan Test star and coach made the claim after the two sides failed to agree the terms of his termination last summer.
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File image of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(AFP)
File image of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(AFP)

‘A great occasion’ - Legends thank Sri Lanka for helping Test cricket return to Pakistan

By Indo Asian News Service | Rawalpindi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:57 AM IST
Former captain Shahid Afridi, who played a Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2006, thanked Sri Lanka Cricket for sending their team for the Test series.
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Lasith Malinga(Action Images via Reuters)
Lasith Malinga(Action Images via Reuters)

Lasith Malinga does a U-turn on retirement, speaks about his future

By PTI | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 11:38 AM IST
Malinga, in March, had stated that he wanted to retire after the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled in October-November in Australia next year.
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Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009(Getty Images)
Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009(Getty Images)

SLC should share expenses if it wants Pakistan to host home Test series in UAE: PCB

By PTI | Karachi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009 when militants had attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, leaving at least six Pakistani policemen dead and others wounded.
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Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan(AP)
Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan(AP)

PCB disappointed at SLC Chief’s ‘fed up’ with security comments

By PTI | Karachi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 11:05 AM IST
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source said top officials had communicated their displeasure with SLC after learning about Silva’s comments.
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Pakistani players celebrate their victory against Sri Lanka.(AP)
Pakistani players celebrate their victory against Sri Lanka.(AP)

India didn’t pressurise our players to not tour Pakistan: Sri Lanka Sports Minister

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Fawad Chaudhary, Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology, had alleged that India was pressuring Sri Lankan players not to tour Pakistan.
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The second ODI, which was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, will now be held on Monday at the National Stadium in Karachi.(ICC Twitter)
The second ODI, which was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, will now be held on Monday at the National Stadium in Karachi.(ICC Twitter)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: ICC posts funny tweet to announce rescheduling of 2nd ODI

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 08:45 AM IST
The second ODI, which was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, will now be held on Monday at the National Stadium in Karachi.
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Officials stand at the National Stadium after rain in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 27, 219. Heavy rain has delayed the start of the first one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. An unusual spell of rain in the southern port city of Karachi during this time of the year left the cricket ground completely waterlogged on Friday.(AP)
Officials stand at the National Stadium after rain in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 27, 219. Heavy rain has delayed the start of the first one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. An unusual spell of rain in the southern port city of Karachi during this time of the year left the cricket ground completely waterlogged on Friday.(AP)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI rescheduled for Monday

By Indo Asian News Service | Karachi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:52 AM IST
The decision was taken mutually by both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in order to ensure the ground staff get an additional day to ensure the playing conditions are better after the first match was washed out due to rain on Friday
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A file photo of Virat Kohli during the T20I series against South Africa.(AFP)
A file photo of Virat Kohli during the T20I series against South Africa.(AFP)

BCCI name Sri Lanka as Zimbabwe’s replacement for T20I series in January

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The first T20 will take place in Guwahati on January 5, followed by matches in Indore on January 7 and Pune on January 10.
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Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour despite terror fears

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva said they received the all-clear from the defence ministry to leave for Pakistan on Tuesday after establishing that there was no threat to the national team.
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File image of Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Action Images via Reuters)

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed still counting on Sri Lanka coming

By PTI | Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 08:29 AM IST
Sarfaraz added the International Cricket Council and other national boards should come forward and support Pakistan more in its bid to revive international cricket.
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Pakistan cricket team(Action Images via Reuters)
Pakistan cricket team(Action Images via Reuters)

PCB rules out shifting Sri Lanka home series to neutral venue

By Indo Asian News Service | Lahore
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:49 PM IST
PCB is closely monitoring the situation but any possible move about shifting the series to a neutral venue is out of question
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Sri Lanka's captain Lasith Malinga will not travel to Pakistan for the tour.(AP)
Sri Lanka's captain Lasith Malinga will not travel to Pakistan for the tour.(AP)

Sri Lanka says it has received terror warnings ahead of Pakistan tour

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:05 AM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stopped short of calling off the tour, but said a reassessment of the security situation would be sought from Sri Lankan government authorities.
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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

By Reuters | 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.
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Representative image: File image of Sri Lankan players celebrating after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)
Representative image: File image of Sri Lankan players celebrating after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)

Few Sri Lankan cricketers reluctant to tour Pakistan: Report

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 05:14 PM IST
According to a report in the website of Pakistan’s Urdu news channel Express News, the tour was finalised after a long discussion between the two cricket boards.
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