Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket to cooperate with ICC corruption probe

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket board Sunday asked all national players and its employees to cooperate fully with an ICC investigation following allegations by former players of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee had directed players and staff to cooperate with investigators from ...

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Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.2-kilometre (two-mile) long saree worn by the bride as she and ...

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Mathews to miss the opening Test against Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket has been going through a rough patch as of recent and it seems like the problems are never-ending. Now according to reports, former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the opening Test against Pakistan to be played in UAE owing to a ...

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Sri Lanka Cricket announces new selectors ahead of Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officially announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Dayasiri Jayasekara. The panel will be chaired by former Sri Lanka seamer Graeme Labrooy. The remaining members are former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Gamini Wickremasinghe, former national team manager Jeryl Woutersz, ...

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PCB names 18 players for camp for Sri Lanka tour

LAHORE: The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has selected 18 players to feature in the training camp here at Gaddafi Stadium from September 19 for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.  The players will assemble at NCA on September 18 evening and the camp will conclude on September ...

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British journalist killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: A British man has died in Sri Lanka after reportedly being dragged into a river by a crocodile. Paul McClean, who is believed to have been a reporter for the Financial Times, was washing his hands in the river when he was attacked by the reptile. Search and rescue ...

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Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed and fined two top officials in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government for misappropriation of funds, a lawyer said, the first convictions in a series of investigations into official corruption. The government of President Maithripala Sirisena unseated Rajapaksa in 2015 on promises to ...

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Sri Lanka selectors resign after series defeat by India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s selection panel will step down en masse after their current home series against India, following a turbulent year on and off the field. After being whitewashed 3-0 in the Tests, Sri Lanka trail 3-0 in the five-match one-day international series, and Sunday’s match in Pallekele was delayed ...

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India beat Sri Lanka to clinch ODI series

PALLEKELE: Rohit Sharma once again showed his class in the limited overs format with a stylish unbeaten 124 as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead with a six-wicket victory in the third ODI, which was marred by unruly crowd behaviour. Sensing another meek surrender from the home team, the crowd ...

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