Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

ICC probes pitch-fixing charges involving Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council said Saturday it was investigating allegations that a Sri Lankan groundsman had agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test match against England. The ICC said it took the allegations reported in an Al Jazeera documentary “very seriously” and ...

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Devon Smith returns to West Indies Test squad

Devon Smith is back in West Indies’ Test squad after a gap of nearly three years. The selectors have also called up the uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton for the home Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts on June 6. With only 13 players in the squad, four players who made the trip ...

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Sri Lanka hikes cricket wages by 34 percent

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017. A total of 33 players under contract to Sri Lanka Cricket will also see match fees increase substantially despite dismal results on the field last year. “Sri Lanka Cricket ...

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Sri Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said payments of capital and interest would reach $2.84 billion this year, mostly to repay loans for extravagant ...

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Windies to host Bangladesh for T20Is in Florida

ST KITTS: West Indies are set to host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in August, with the second and third games to be held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. St Kitts is likely to be the venue for the first game. A Florida stadium official ...

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Sri Lankan President orders suspension of officials arrested for bribery

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered suspension of a senior official of the Presidential Secretariat and a Chairman of a State corporation on the charges of alleged bribery. The Bribery Commission arrested the President’s Chief of Staff Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and the Chairman of the Timber Corporation P. ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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Afridi, Malik and Perera to play for World XI at Lord’s

LONDON: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera will be part of the World XI in the T20 International against West Indies to be played at Lord’s on May 31, the ICC announced today. The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues ...

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Nic Pothas quits as Sri Lanka fielding coach

COLOMBO: South African Nic Pothas has ended his coaching contract with Sri Lanka to spend time with his young family, the island nation’s cricket board said on Tuesday. The 44-year-old joined Sri Lanka in 2016 as fielding coach but was unexpectedly elevated to the top job after Graham Ford’s abrupt ...

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Sri Lankan president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government’s prime minister. The official statement said that president had halted parliament’s meetings with effect from  Thursday midnight under article 70 of the constitution. The move, ...

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