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Bangladesh ‘working step by step’ to host Sri Lanka

File Photo DHAKA (Web Desk) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have to navigate through a delicate period in the coming two weeks to hold the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series later this month. Although the board officially announced the dates of the three matches, the country s Covid-19 rules could influence a ...

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ICC clears Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges

ICC Photo DUBAI: An independent anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC on Monday cleared former Sri Lanka player Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges, allowing him to resume participation in cricket-related activities with immediate effect. Gunawardene was facing two charges under the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.The tribunal upheld one charge (2.4.6) ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to win Test series

AP Photo PALLEKELE – Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 at Pallekele on Monday. Chasing a daunting 437 to win, Bangladesh were dismissed for 227 in the first session of the fifth and final day. The first Test ended ...

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U.N. rights office gets mandate to document Sri Lanka war crimes

GENEVA –  The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, brought by Britain on behalf of a core group of countries, strengthening her office’s capacity to investigate with a view to future prosecutions. The vote was 22 countries in favour, with 11 against, including China and Pakistan, and 14 abstentions including ...

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Sri Lanka revives virus-hit Bangladesh Test tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket board announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19,” the board ...

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Sri Lanka says burqa ban is for national security

COLOMBO – The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing a burqa or niqab was a national security move, as it faced protests over the decision. Sri Lankan Muslims decried the measure as a new act of discrimination against their community, which accounts for 10 percent ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Lankan Premier League postponed by 3 months

COLOMBO: With health authorities stipulating a two-week quarantine period for foreign players, Sri Lanka’s cricket board decided to postpone the Lanka Cricket League (LPL) by three months. The postponement comes following the board stating in July that it hoped the nascent premier league tournament would get underway from August 28 ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Sri Lanka cricket announces premier league in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will resume top-level cricket with a new premier league tournament starting next month with the participation of 70 international players, the cricket board said. Sri Lanka Cricket said the proposed 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) involving five teams will start on August 28 and end on September ...

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