The Water In The Olympics Diving Pool Is Suddenly Very, Very Green

The Water In The Olympics Diving Pool Is Suddenly Very, Very Green

By Kelyn Soong Aug 10 – The diving pool in the 2016 Rio Olympics has suddenly gone green, raising concerns of the quality of water in Rio de Janeiro. Something happened to the Olympics diving pool in Rio and on Tuesday, divers were competing in water that had turned from typical pool blue into a […]

Legendary Cricketer Hanif Mohammad is fighting for his life in a Karachi hospital

Legendary Cricketer Hanif Mohammad is fighting for his life in a Karachi hospital

Karachi, August 8 (NIA): Pakistan’s cricket great Hanif Mohammad was on Monday shifted to a ventilator after he faced respiratory complications during an ongoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital here, his son Shoaib Mohammad told DawnNews. A batting legend, the 81 year old Hanif was suffering from lung cancer and had been admitted to […]

Russian official brands Paralympic ban as ‘filthy and inhumane’

Russian official brands Paralympic ban as ‘filthy and inhumane’

Aug 8 – A Russian diplomat has described the decision to ban their Paralympics team from the Rio Games next month as ‘filthy and inhumane’. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted an angry response on Facebook to the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to suspend the Russian team because of a state-run doping programme uncovered in […]

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Brydon Coverdale ESPNcricinfo Galle, August 4: A wicket fell from the first ball of the first innings of this Test. A wicket fell from the second ball of the second innings. Ten others tumbled throughout the opening day in Galle, where Mitchell Starc’s  reverse swing was just as much of a weapon as the anticipated […]

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team’s coach, has warned his players that they will have to raise their game “considerably” if they are to defeat England in the third Test at Edgbaston, George Dobell writes in ESPNcricinfo Arthur, the Pakistan coach, admitted that he was “really disappointed” by his side’s performance in defeat at Old Trafford […]

Injured Nuwan Pradeep in doubt for Galle test against Australia

Injured Nuwan Pradeep in doubt for Galle test against Australia

Seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep has become the latest Sri Lanka bowler to sustain an injury, putting him in serious doubt for the second test match against Australia to be played in Galle from August 4 to 8, says Andrew Fidel Fernando in ESPNcricinfo. Pradeep had been Sri Lanka’s only frontline quick in the Pallekele Test, but […]

Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Tests could be replaced by tri-series

Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Tests could be replaced by tri-series

Just as Zimbabwe are getting back to Test cricket, they face the prospect of another lengthy stint without matches in the longest format. Sri Lanka’s tour of Zimbabwe in October-November, pencilled into the FTP as two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I, may instead consist of a triangular ODI series featuring Sri Lanka and West […]

India will be playing West Indies in Florida US later this month

India will be playing West Indies in Florida US later this month

India will play two T20I matches against West Indies in Florida later this month, BCCI president Anurag Thakur announced on Tuesday, after the board’s working committee meeting in Mumbai. The matches will be played on August 27 and 28 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill. www.espncricinfo.com reports. Officials from both boards had […]

Sri Lanka’s sprint queen bitter after state neglect

Sri Lanka’s sprint queen bitter after state neglect

Aug. 2 – Sixteen years ago sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe was a national heroine, having become Sri Lanka’s first woman to win an Olympic medal. Today she is a struggling single mother with only bitterness towards a country she says has given her nothing in return. Jayasinghe won bronze in her 100m event in Sydney when […]

Murali to be inducted to ICC Hall of Fame

Murali to be inducted to ICC Hall of Fame

July 27 – The International Cricket Council, on Wednesday, announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Thereby, Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan to be inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame. Record-breaking off-spinner Muralidaran becomes the first […]