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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan ‘mystery spinner’ Mendis retires

DUBAI: Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who burst on to the scene as world cricket’s mystery spinner a decade ago, has announced his retirement from all formats of the game at the age of 34, the International Cricket Council said. Mendis made his debut against West Indies in a one-dayer in ...

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Sri Lanka drops Mathews, Perera for New Zealand T20 series

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Saturday dropped former captain Angelo Mathews and all-rounder Thisara Perera from the team’s Twenty20 squad for the three-match series against New Zealand. Veteran paceman Lasith Malinga has been retained captain in the shortest format with Sri Lanka Cricket naming a 15-man squad for the series starting September ...

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UN rights chief ‘troubled’ by new Sri Lanka army chief

GENEVA: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she is “deeply troubled” by Sri Lanka’s appointment of an accused war criminal as army chief, as global concern mounts over the nomination. Major General Shavendra Silva, 55, was elevated to the army’s second-highest position of chief of staff in January before his ...

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Sri Lanka script record chase at Galle after Karunaratne’s ton

GALLE: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test hundred underpinned the highest successful chase ever at the Galle International Stadium, as Sri Lanka ushered into the World Test Championship era with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first Test. Never before had a team successfully chased a three-figure score at ...

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Taylor keeps New Zealand in fight after Dananjaya’s five-for

GALLE: Ross Taylor’s counter-punching innings kept New Zealand alive at the end of a strange day for the visitors, who seemed in control for the most part, except the periods immediately preceding the breaks. Offspinner Akila Dananjaya was responsible for that, taking all five of New Zealand’s wickets to fall ...

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Sri Lanka fans throw birthday party for Williamson in stadium

COLOMBO: Kane Williamson’s stature as one of the most loved cricketers around was evident again when a group of Sri Lankan fans arranged a special treat on the sidelines of a warm-up match to celebrate the New Zealand captain’s birthday. A small group of fans turned up at the FTZ ...

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Mathews, Shanaka star as Sri Lanka complete sweep

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka romped to a 122-run win in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Bangladesh. After posting an imposing 294 for 8, their second-string bowling attack ran through the visitors in 36 overs, bowling them out for 172. Bangladesh have now lost five ODIs in a ...

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Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bombing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said tourists ...

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Fernando, Mathews star as Sri Lanka wrap up series win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka made an auspicious start to life after the 2019 World Cup, clinching the ODI series against Bangladesh with one game to spare. They won the second ODI by seven wickets after their bowlers put together a great team effort. Their batsmen saw off tricky periods in their ...

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Colombo safe after blasts, says Bangladesh skipper Tamim

COLOMBO: Bangladesh were comfortable with the high level of security as they became the first foreign team to visit Sri Lanka since the Easter bombings, skipper Tamim Iqbal said. Speaking to reporters two days after arriving in Colombo, Tamim said security was not a concern for them although the hosts ...

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