Monday, 29 November 2021

Tag Archives: Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON: England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were ...

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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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Pant surpasses to set new record

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant became the first-ever wicketkeeper in a T20 tournament to effect 20 dismissals when he picked up two catches in their table-topping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 15 catches and five stumpings in 12 matches, Rishabh Pant also set the record for most dismissals ...

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Virat Kohli fastest-ever to reach 10,000 ODI runs

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam. The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001. Kohli, playing his 213th ...

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Sangakkara: No ambitions to be next Imran Khan

AFP: Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara yesterday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year’s Presidential Elections. Sangakkara’s comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be ...

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Level of competition in the PSL is very high, says Sangakkara

SHARJAH: The former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara, the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), on Sunday said that the “level of competition in the league is very high”. The former Sri Lankan skipper was talking to DawnNews in Sharjah. “Some of the best international players are ...

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Kumar Sangakkara agrees to play PSL in Pakistan

DUBAI: Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has agreed to travel to Pakistan for Pakistan Super League (PSL), Multan Sultan owner Asher Schon confirmed on Wednesday. Confirming Sanga’s availability for PSL eliminators and final in Pakistan, the owner of the new franchise speaking to media in Dubai said “Yes, Kumar Sangakkara ...

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Kumar Sangakkara hails captain Chandimal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has got praise from former captain Kumar Sangakkara after Sri Lanka became the first time to win a series against Pakistan in UAE ever. At their adopted home, Pakistan have never lost a Test series since 2007. Hailing Chandimal for his leadership, Sangakkara said ...

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