Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha faced criticism for the team's poor performance in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)

Sri Lanka name Ratnayake interim coach, Hathurusingha’s future unclear

August 8 (Reuters) - Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's interim coach ahead of their home Test series against New Zealand, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Wednesday. SLC refused, however, to clarify whether head coach Chandika Hathurusingha had been sacked. Hathurusingha, appointed in December 2017, has been criticised for the team's poor recent performances, including...

Rohit Sharma had a great World Cup 2019 campaign (Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma: The King of T20 Internationals

August 5 (India Today) - After winning the world over with an unprecedented 5 centuries in the World Cup 2019, Indian opener Rohit Sharma, on Sunday claimed a slew of T20I records placing him at the summit of the shortest format statistics pile. On his way to a match-winning 67 off 51 balls against West Indies in the 2nd T20I...

Lasith Malinga to retire from ODI cricket after Friday's match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo (Reuters Photo)

Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Lasith Malinga in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh

July 26 (AP) - The most fitting farewell for retiring paceman Lasith Malinga will be to win the series-opening limited-overs international against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne said Thursday. The 35-year-old Malinga is retiring from one-day international cricket after the first game in the best-of-three series, which starts Friday. "Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That's...

Algerian players celebrate after winning the African Cup of Nations final (AP)

Algeria beat Senegal 1-0 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

July 20 (AP) - Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah's shot on Algeria's first attack deflected off Senegal defender Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis at Cairo International...

Sachin Tendulkar has joined the likes of Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev on the ICC Hall of Fame (Reuters)

Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

July 19 (The Hindu) - Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. “It’s a huge honour for me,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here...

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