Sri Lanka selectors resign after defeats to India

Sri Lanka selectors resign after defeats to India

Colombo, Aug 29 – The Sri Lanka selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has decided to resign following the recent sequence of poor results. As they had already picked the squads for the last two ODIs and sole T20 of the India tour, they will remain in force in case any additions need to be made. […]

Sri Lanka Police launch probe against unruly spectators at India Vs SL match

Sri Lanka Police launch probe against unruly spectators at India Vs SL match

Colombo, Aug 29 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Police, on Tuesday said it had launched an investigation to identify suspects who had stirred trouble at an international cricket match played between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday. Police Chief, Pujitha Jayasundara told local reporters that police had commenced a special probe to identify suspects who had thrown water […]

How Sri Lanka coach was bullied by cricket officials ahead of 2nd ODI vs India

How Sri Lanka coach was bullied by cricket officials ahead of 2nd ODI vs India

Colombo, Aug 24 – Sri Lankan cricket, in crisis with the national team plunging from one low on the field to another in the ongoing India tour, scrambled on Wednesday to limit the public relations disaster that followed defeat against Virat Kohli’s side in the first One-day International at Dambulla at the weekend. Sri Lankan […]

Sri Lanka hopes to play in Lahore, security assessments done

Sri Lanka hopes to play in Lahore, security assessments done

Colombo, Aug 15 – Sri Lanka is committed to playing at least one Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Lahore in September if all logistical and operational plans fall in place. Thilanga Sumathipala, the chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, at the conclusion of the Asian Cricket Council Annual General Body meeting in Colombo on Sunday (August 12)  said […]

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews resigns, new captains named

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews resigns, new captains named

Colombo, July 12 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national cricket captain, Angelo Mathews, on Wednesday announced his resignation as captain from all three forms of cricket – One Day International’s, Test Cricket and T20’s after Sri Lanka suffered a loss against Zimbabwe in a recently concluded ODI series. In a media briefing held in capital Colombo, […]

Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at Hambantota cricket stadium

Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at Hambantota cricket stadium

Colombo, July 4 – Sri Lanka is to deploy game wardens to stop wild elephants straying onto the pitch when the country hosts Zimbabwe for a series of one-day internationals at the Hambantota stadium. Experts will be on hand for all three ODI games at the 35,000-capacity stadium, which is next to an elephant sanctuary, […]

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia) – The Head Coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, Graham Ford, on Saturday announced he would be stepping down from his post, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The 56 year old South African, who was more popularly known as ‘Fordy’ was appointed as the Head Coach in February […]

Indian cricket coach Kumble resigns over Kohli’s ‘reservations’

Indian cricket coach Kumble resigns over Kohli’s ‘reservations’

Mumbai, June 21 (newsin.asia) – India’s head cricket coach, Anil Kumble, has handed in his resignation after he was informed by the BCCI that Captain Virat Kohli had reservations with Kumble’s ‘style’ and him continuing as the Head Coach. In a statement, Kumble, a former Indian captain and cricketer himself, said Kohli’s reservations had surprised […]