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 […]

No one expected us to win – Sri Lankan captain

No one expected us to win – Sri Lankan captain

Colombo, June 9 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that no one really expected Sri Lanka to win by beating India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B encounter, Indian Media reported today. Addressing the post- match conference held in London last night, Mathews has said he hoped that the victory may just […]

Sri Lanka says Susanthika cannot auction olympic medal

Sri Lanka says Susanthika cannot auction olympic medal

Colombo, June 7 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, on Wednesday, lashed out at former Sprint Queen Susanthika Jayasingha, stating she could not auction her Plympic medal as it belonged to the state. “The country has spent millions on her, for her training and her competitions, so she cannot think the medal belongs to […]

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