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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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England look for World Cup boost against struggling Sri Lanka

COLOMBO-AFP: In-form England will look to maintain their one-day momentum ahead of next year’s World Cup when they take on a Sri Lanka side in disarray in the first of a five-match series at Dambulla on Wednesday. But Sri Lanka are expected to prove much tougher opposition when a three-Test ...

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Sri Lanka central bank suprises, keeps key rates steady

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s central bank surprised the market on Tuesday by leaving its key policy rates unchanged, despite heavy pressure on the rupee currency and foreign outflows from government securities. The central bank kept the standing lending facility rate (SLFR) at 8.50 percent and standing deposit facility rate (SDFR) at ...

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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

BRUSSELS: As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay. EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new “Asia connectivity strategy” – which ...

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I’m a ‘scapegoat’ says Sri Lankan captain Mathews

Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old all rounder has threatened to retire from the two shorter formats of the game after being dumped on Sunday as captain of Sri ...

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Sri Lanka sacks skipper Mathews ahead of England tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Sunday sacked skipper Angelo Mathews after the country’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup, replacing him with Dinesh Chandimal for the upcoming England tour. The board said it asked Mathews to step down as captain of the ODI and T20 teams to clear the ...

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Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka knocked out by Afghanistan

ABU DHABI: Minnows Afghanistan recorded a great upset win to knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup in Group B One-day International here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday. Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by ...

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Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police ...

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Bangladesh overpowered Sri Lanka by 137 runs

DUBAI: Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium. The action began with the packed stadium witnessing one of the world’s finest pacers, Lasith Malinga, taking two wickets in the ...

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Sri Lanka recalls Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after an year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when ...

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