Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister’s office said Saturday. Colombo’s announcement will likely raise fresh concerns in New Delhi over China’s military potentially getting a foothold ...

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series

BRIDGETOWN: Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Set a target of ...

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Sri Lankan police arrest villagers for killing leopard

COLOMBO: Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a sickening’ attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. The pair were accused of killing the big cat on Thursday after it attacked nearly a dozen people in a village 330 ...

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Chandimal denies ball tampering, rescues Sri Lanka with bat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal denied tampering with the ball by using a sweet in his pocket before his team raced into a substantial 287-run lead on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday. Following the controversy of day three, when the start ...

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Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday over ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field following a ...

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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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