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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Second Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI postponed till September 30

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the second game of the three-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi has been postponed till September 30. The game at the National Stadium was to be played on September 29. The first ODI on Friday was abandoned without a ball ...

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Sri Lankan team reach Pakistan for limited-overs series

KARACHI: Sri Lanka’s cricket team reached Karachi Tuesday for their limited-overs series, with the government promising to give it the same level of security as a head of state. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will host three one-day internationals on Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 2. Those will be followed by ...

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Pakistan announce squad for Sri Lanka ODIs

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket head coach and selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday announced the side’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. “The Pakistan side is not like a laboratory in which players are selected without proving themselves,” Misbah said after announcing the squad in a press briefing. “They ...

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Sri Lankan Cricket Team to Travel to Pakistan as Per Schedule, ICC Confirm

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket team’s tour of Pakistan will go ahead as planned, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. Earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had sought the assistance of the country’s government for a reassessment of the security situation in Pakistan. With this series going ahead, Pakistan will ...

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Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary ‘injustice’

COLOMBO: Doctors at start-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary “injustice.” Two years ago, the government gave an unusually high salary increase to legal officers in the government sector, creating what Dr. Haritha Aluthge, secretary of the ...

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Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja disappointed with Sri Lankan cricketers

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his disappointment with Sri Lankan players refusing to tour Pakistan. “So disappointed with the 10 Sri Lankan players who have pulled out of Pakistan tour,” the Rawalpindi Express tweeted on Wednesday. “Pakistan has always been a huge support for Sri Lanka Cricket.” ...

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Sri Lanka ‘reassessing’ Pakistan tour after security threat

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan cricket association (SLC) said it was reassessing the security situation in Pakistan after receiving a warning “of a possible terrorist threat” to its team. The team was scheduled to leave for the tour in less than two weeks, but the tour now hinges on a “reassessment ...

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Thirimanne, Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

COLOMBO:  were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after 10 players opted out of the series over security reasons. The announcement on Wednesday comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of ...

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India forced Sri Lanka players to pull out of Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain on Tuesday claimed that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the upcoming tour of Pakistan after India threatened them that they will be ousted from the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they failed to do so. Hussain, infamous for making ridiculous ...

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