Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka

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NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ...

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Thisara Perera named new Sri Lanka limited overs skipper

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COLOMBO: All-rounder Thisara Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s limited overs skipper, making him the seventh player to lead the islanders across different formats in 2017. Perera, who had led the depleted T20I side against Pakistan in Lahore last month, will lead the ODI team for the very first ...

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Sri Lanka rule Herath out of crucial 3rd Test

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NAGPUR: Sri Lanka have lost key spinner Rangana Herath for the crucial third Test against India starting Saturday because of recurrent back problems. The tourists on Tuesday called up Jeffrey Vandersay to replace the 39-year-old for the New Delhi Test, which Sri Lanka must win to avoid another series defeat. ...

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Sri Lanka paceman Shanaka fined for ball tampering

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NAGPUR: Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka was Saturday fined 75 percent of his match fee for ball tampering, cricket authorities said, in the ongoing second Test against India in Nagpur. According to the International Cricket Council, Shanaka was charged by match officials for “changing the condition of the ball”, ...

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Kohli double ton puts India in command of second Test

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NAGPUR: Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blistering double century to hand India a massive first innings lead of 405 as the hosts tightened their grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on day three on Sunday. India declared on 610-6 after Rohit Sharma (102) had completed his hundred, as ...

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Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said. The violent clashes that erupted on Friday night caused damage to property ...

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Harbhajan ridicules Sri Lanka cricket team, deletes tweet later

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MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has reportedly deleted a tweet from his official account, the one in which he ridiculed Sri Lanka over their recent performances — from defeat to Zimbabwe at home to struggles against India in the previous series. Sri Lanka have arrived in India for a full ...

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Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis has a confidence problem

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LONDON: Kusal Mendis was dropped from the Sri Lanka Test squad for their tour of India to protect him from a loss of confidence. That’s according to Graeme Labrooy, the side’s chief selector. The batsmen endured a sorry series against Pakistan scoring 10, 18, one and 29. And even though ...

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