Thursday, 6 August 2020

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cricket announces premier league in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will resume top-level cricket with a new premier league tournament starting next month with the participation of 70 international players, the cricket board said. Sri Lanka Cricket said the proposed 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) involving five teams will start on August 28 and end on September ...

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Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence to prove Worldcup 2011 was fixed

COLOMBO: The Former sports minister of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, has said he has enough credible evidence to prove to International Cricket Council (ICC) that the 2011 Cricket World Cup was fixed. Aluthgamage’s remarks come a day after local police dropped an investigation into the claims, citing a lack of evidence that Sri ...

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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him. The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said. Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series ...

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Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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Sri Lanka staged mock election to test virus measures

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka staged a mock election on Sunday to test measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus during a parliamentary vote in August. The poll was due to be held on April 25 but was put off and then postponed indefinitely due to the epidemic, which official ...

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Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON: England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were ...

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Sri Lanka to seek $400 million financial facility from RBI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is set to enter into an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India for a currency swap worth $400 million to boost the foreign reserves and ensure the financial stability of the country which is badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a top minister has said. The ...

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Sri Lanka curfew forces cricket team to improve fitness

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket team have been ordered onto customised home training regimes during the coronavirus lockdown by coach Mickey Arthur following frequent accusations of poor fitness. Arthur said the players have been given tailor-made programmes while they wait to see if key tournaments such as the Indian Premier League ...

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Comeback against Sri Lanka is like ‘debut’: Fawad Alam

KARACHI: Cricketer Fawad Alam has said that his comeback to Test cricket during the Sri Lanka Test series is like a second ‘debut’. Speaking at a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, Alam said he feels as though he is debuting in Test cricket once again since his first match ...

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Sri Lanka name Mickey Arthur as head coach

COLOMBO: South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Thursday. The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and ...

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