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

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

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...

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Rohit Sharma: The King of T20 Internationals

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

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...

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

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

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...

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Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

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

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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Hundreds out of job: Zimbabwe cricket suspended by ICC

July 19 (India Today) - After the ICC suspended Zimbabwe from international cricket on Thursday citing "government interference" former Zimbabwe players have slammed the decision of the world body terming it as one that has put many people out of a job in one go. Zimbabwe player Sikandar Raza and former captain Brendan Taylor were chief amongst many who voice...

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World Cup 2019: New Zealand’s homecoming ceremony postponed

Kane Williamson and teammates looks dejected as they await their runners up medals. (Reuters Photo)

July 16 (ANI) - New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White on Tuesday said due to logistical complications it would not be feasible to have a homecoming celebration for the World Cup runners-up team. White said the team appreciated the endeavours to arrange a homecoming function upon arrival. However, the players' different post-tournament arrangements have prevented them from being...

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