Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Amla, Du Plessis almost end Sri Lanka’s World Cup

DURHAM: An unbroken century stand between Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla salvaged some pride for South Africa as they thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Durham. The Proteas were already out of the World Cup semi-final reckoning after winning just one of their first seven fixtures, but they doubled that tally at ...

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Dominant England seek to continue upward march

LEEDS: Sri Lanka are hanging in around the middle of the table as of now, but won’t be there for long unless they rack up some wins, starting with the match against England on Friday. This is the ultimate David v Goliath face-off at this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. ...

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Sri Lanka police bring Easter bomb suspects back from Saudia

COLOMBO: Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on Friday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said. Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in ...

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Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in Bristol

BRISTOL: In another disappointing day at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Tuesday without a ball being bowled. This is the 2nd match in succession and third overall in this year’s edition to be washed out. Sri ...

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ECB, CA to help Pakistan in int’l cricket revival: Wasim Khan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan looks highly positive about his meetings with different English Counties and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison and says cricket-mad Pakistani fans will soon hear a number of good news and witness great international cricketing activities ...

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Sri Lanka anti-Muslim riots kill one despite curfew

COLOMBO: Mobs slashed to death a Sri Lankan Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed Monday night after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts north of the capital in a violent backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during ...

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Sri Lankan cricketers charged for match-fixing

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan Test players Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene have been charged with match-fixing and given two weeks to respond, the International Cricket Council announced Friday. The charges against the two cricketers relate to a T10 league played in the United Arab Emirates in December, the ICC said. ...

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Sangakkara Named As First Non-British MCC President

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The wicketkeeper-batsman, whose nomination was announced by current president Anthony Wreford on Wednesday, will begin his one-year tenure in October. The 41-year-old, who is already an honorary life member of MCC ...

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Sri Lanka bans face coverings in public

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. Any face garment which “hinders identification” will ...

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